Thursday, November 15, 2012

Burmese Embassy in Delhi receives Daw Suu

Thursday, 15 November 2012 15:10 Mizzima News    

Former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi made an unscheduled stop at the Burmese Embassy in Delhi for 40 minutes on Thursday morning.

She was received by the chargé d’affaires, Ba Hla Aye, along with other Embassy officials, councilors and Burma’s military attaché to India.

Chargé d’Affaires Ba Hla Aye (center, wearing glasses) and other Embassy officials receive Aung San Suu Kyi at the Burmese Embassy in Delhi on Thursday morning. (PHOTO: Mizzima)

“We are glad that Aung San Suu Kyi could come to India and receive the distinction that was awarded to her in 1995,” said Ba Hla Aye in response to a question from Mizzima. “She said at the Nehru Memorial Lecture yesterday that she has not been disappointed with India. She said that people-to-people relationships would be promoted, which is a good sign for relations between the two countries.”

Also in attendance was Dr. Amaya Maw-Naing, the daughter of Bo Yan Naing who was one of the “30 Comrades” that worked with Suu Kyi’s father, Gen. Aung San, in the 1940s. Dr. Naing works at World Health Organization in New Delhi.

After the Embassy meeting, as Suu Kyi was getting back into her car, a Mizzima reporter asked her whether she was going to meet with US President Obama or his visit to Burma on Monday. “Yes, I will,” she replied.

The Burmese embassy is located in Chanakyapuri, the diplomatic area in New Delhi. Aung San Suu Kyi spent her teenage years in India when her mother was the first Burmese ambassador to the country.

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