Obama to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi
WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama will meet with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House on Wednesday, his first ever meeting with the Myanmar opposition leader, a United States (US) official said.
The official said the private session would be closed to the press.
The Obama administration has taken pains to ensure that the celebration around the Nobel laureate's visit does not detract from the simultaneous trip to the US of Myanmar leader Thein Sein, who has embarked on a reform program.
It will be the first time Obama has personally met the Myanmar democracy figure.