Suu Kyi meets PM, discuss democratic reforms in Myanmar
New Delhi, Nov 14: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday met Myanmar's pro-democracy iconic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and discussed the process of national reconciliation and democratisation in her country.
Talks between Manmohan Singh and Suu Kyi lasted for half-an-hour following which they met without aides, said official sources.
Expressing his happiness at receiving her in New Delhi, Manmohan Singh thanked her for accepting the invitation to deliver the Jawaharlal Nehru lecture.
In his interaction with Suu Kyi, the prime minister said: "Our good wishes are with you as indeed with your struggle for democracy. We admire you for the indomitable courage you have shown".
"The two discussed a variety of issues including the national reconciliation process underway in Myanmar and the process of democratisation in this context. Prime Minister welcomed the progress made by Daw Suu Kyi and President Thien Sien," said sources.
"They agreed that people-to-people relations were important. There was also a discussion about greater cooperation between the parliaments and judiciaries in the two countries," he said.
Suu Kyi began her six-day visit to India Tuesday, her first trip to the country where she studied after a quarter century.
"It is good to be back in India," the Nobel laureate told a TV news channel Wednesday morning.
"...I am glad that I can still recognise parts of Delhi," she said. IANS
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