Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit the US

Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, pictured during a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry in May 2016Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted an invite from Barack Obama to visit the United States, her government said Thursday, the first time the pair will meet since last year’s landmark elections. “She accepted the invitation and will discuss a visit there at a mutually convenient time,” Aye Aye Soe, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official, told AFP. The invitation reinforces Suu Kyi’s primacy on the international stage as the real head of a government she is technically barred from leading.

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