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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Singapore on Friday for first visit

Published on Sep 19, 2013 6:00 PM
Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, begins a four-day visit to Singapore on Friday, Sept 20, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP 

The trip is her first visit to the country and also her first bilateral visit to an Asean country since she was released from house arrest three years ago.

In Singapore, she is due to call on President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs Grace Fu, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

Ms Suu Kyi, who is the chair of the Lower House Committee for Rule of Law, Peace and Tranquility in the Myanmar parliament, will also visit ITE College East and receive briefings from several government agencies.

Over the weekend, Ms Suu Kyi will deliver two speeches, one at the Singapore Summit and another at the Singapore Management University's Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Public Lecture Series.

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