Yangon: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is meeting with opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) on a historic visit to Myanmar.
The two women were having a private dinner at the home of the top-ranking US diplomat in Myanmar on Thursday before a more formal meeting at Suu Kyi`s residence on Friday. It is the first time the pair — two of the world`s most recognized female political figures — have met in person, though they have spoken by telephone. Hillary Clinton has often referred to Suu Kyi as a personal inspiration.
Hillary Clinton is in Myanmar to test the long isolated and repressive country`s new civilian government on its commitment to reforms that have prompted Suu Kyi to participate in upcoming elections.