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Suu Kyi kicks off European tour in Geneva

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 01:08

June 14 - Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi begins her tour of Europe by addressing the International Labour Organisation Conference in Switzerland. Simon Hanna reports.

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Myanmar pro democracy politician Aung San Suu Kyi receives a warm welcome as she arrives in Geneva to begin a tour of Europe. Suu Kyi's visit is only her second trip out of her country in almost a quarter of a century, having been under house arrest by an authoritarian military junta. But progress has since been made towards political reform in Myanmar - and Suu Kyi is focusing on the future. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MYANMAR POLITICIAN AUNG SAN SUU KYI: "A democracy friendly development policy of co-ordinated social, political and economic reform will put our country once again on the map of the positive and the successful. No country can claim genuine development until all its people can enjoy the basic freedoms - freedom from want and freedom from fear." After Switzerland Suu Kyi will visit Norway, Britain, Ireland and France on her 17-day European tour. Simon Hanna, Reuters.

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Suu Kyi kicks off European tour in Geneva

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 01:08