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Published on Feb 26, 2013
 

Archbishop Tutu to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar visit: Party

 
 

YANGON (AFP) - Archbishop Desmond Tutu is to meet fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, her party said, during a visit to Myanmar that also includes talks with dissidents imprisoned by the former junta.

Nobel peace prize winner Tutu arrived in the country on Monday, according to a source from Ms Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), in the latest high profile visit to the country as it emerges from decades of military rule.

"He met some political prisoners this morning. Daw Suu will meet him in Yangon this afternoon - she will come back from Naypyidaw to meet him," he said. Daw is a term of respect in Myanmar.

A Myanmar government official confirmed the visit and said the archbishop would also visit key tourist destinations, including the Bagan temple complex and Inle Lake in Shan state, before departing on a boat heading to India on March 1.