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Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences
Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences

They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries. He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf of her country’s persecuted minorities. She cautioned him against accepting too rosy a picture of the progress the U.S. has helped bring to Myanmar, which is emerging from years of totalitarian rule. After the hourlong meeting at Suu Kyi’s lakeside home, the two emerged arm in arm for a news conference on her back porch, acknowledging their differences as well as their devotion to democracy. “I would like to make it...

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