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Meeting the opposition in Myanmar

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 01:14

Sept. 12 - The new United States special envoy to Myanmar holds talks with Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Washington's new special envoy to Myanmar Derek Mitchell heads into a meeting with the country's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon City. Details of the hour-long meeting at Suu Kyi's lakeside residence were not disclosed. Suu Kyi was asked whether she would register her party if the government releases all political prisoners. SOUNDBITE: Myanmar Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying: (Burmese): "I would be able to answer this question only when it really happens. It's difficult to answer since we don't know when and how it will happen." She said a timeframe is needed for talks with the government. SOUNDBITE: Myanmar Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying: (Burmese): "It seems that there is going to be a time frame." On Sunday, Mitchell visited a hospital for HIV patients run by pro-democracy activists. Mitchell is scheduled to meet politicians and leaders of political parties before leaving Wednesday but is not scheduled to meet the President. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.

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Meeting the opposition in Myanmar

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 01:14