Obama holds talks with Myanmar democracy champion Suu Kyi

November 14, 2014 7:44 AM

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YANGON: US President Barack Obama began talks Friday with Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi, in a show of support for the opposition leader as the nation turns towards elections next year with uncertainty over the direction of reforms.

Obama met fellow Nobel laureate Suu Kyi at her lakeside villa in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon, after arriving from the capital Naypyidaw where he discussed the nation's troubled reform process with President Thein Sein.

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