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Hillary Clinton: Meeting Burma's Suu Kyi an honour

Hillary Clinton has completed a landmark trip to Burma, the first visit by so senior a US diplomat in 50 years.

While there Secretary of State Clinton held talks with President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi, who she was meeting for the first time.

She described her encounter with the pro-democracy leader as "like seeing an old friend" and "a great honour and delight".

Burma's army handed power to a civilian government last year, but hundreds of political prisoners remain in detention and the country is still plagued by ethnic conflicts.

The BBC's Kim Ghattas spoke to Mrs Clinton about the push for democracy in Burma and US relations with the country.

  • 02 Dec 2011
  • From the section Asia
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