Suu Kyi to meet Myanmar minister: Official

Myanmar`s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet a minister on Monday in her first dialogue with the country`s new civilian leadership, a government official told a news agency on Saturday.

Yangon: Myanmar`s democracy leader Aung
San Suu Kyi will meet a minister on Monday in her first
dialogue with the country`s new civilian leadership, a
government official told a news agency on Saturday.

Suu Kyi has frequently called for dialogue with the
government since her release from house arrest just days after
last year`s November elections, which were marred by claims of
cheating and the exclusion of her party.

"Aung San Suu Kyi and Aung Kyi will meet at Sein Lei
Kan Tha state guest house on Monday afternoon. It will be the
first meeting between them after the new government was
formed," a Myanmar government official said, without
elaborating.

Aung Kyi, who is currently Myanmar`s labour minister,
was in charge of relations between the military junta and Suu
Kyi under Myanmar`s previous regime.

The pair -- who are not related -- have met on several
occasions, including in late 2009 when the Nobel Peace Prize
winner was still under house arrest.

Suu Kyi`s National League for Democracy (NLD) were
unable to confirm the meeting today.

"We have not been told anything yet," spokesman Nyan
Win said.

Journalists have been invited to cover some parts of
the meeting, but will not be present during the talks
themselves.

Suu Kyi has this month tested the boundaries of her
freedom, with her first visit outside Yangon and, after her
return, leading hundreds of supporters in memorials for her
father, Myanmar`s independence hero General Aung San.

PTI

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