Myanmar' Aung San Suu Kyi meets Queen Elizabeth for lunch

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Britain`s Queen Elizabeth for lunch on Friday at Buckingham Palace.

Reuters| Last Updated: May 05, 2017, 19:22 PM IST
Myanmar' Aung San Suu Kyi meets Queen Elizabeth for lunch

London: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Britain`s Queen Elizabeth for lunch on Friday at Buckingham Palace.

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi - who serves as Myanmar`s foreign minister while also being de facto head of its civilian government - later met Prince Charles, heir to the throne, and his wife Camilla.

Prince William, Charles`s elder son, attended the queen`s lunch with Suu Kyi, the palace said.

Suu Kyi, who took power in April 2016 as part of a transition from military rule, has denied ethnic cleansing in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region.

Attacks on Myanmar border guard posts in October last year by a previously unknown insurgent group ignited the biggest crisis so far for Suu Kyi, with more than 75,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh in the ensuing army crackdown.