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Aung San Suu Kyi delivers speech at Sandhurst

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi today delivered a speech at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, as part of her five-day visit to the UK on her European tour.

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi jokes with officer cadets over a cup of tea at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi jokes with officer cadets over a cup of tea at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Credit: PA

The leader of Burma's pro-democracy movement had requested to spend a day at the military academy, a spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed earlier this month.

Aung San Suu Kyi joins officer surrounded by female cadets at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Aung San Suu Kyi joins officer surrounded by female cadets at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Credit: PA

As well as giving a speech, she watched the cadets in training and chatted to the academy's members over a cup of tea.

The Burmese opposition leader and Camp Commandant Major General Stuart Skeates arrive to deliver a speech at Sandhurst
The Burmese opposition leader and Camp Commandant Major General Stuart Skeates arrive to deliver a speech at Sandhurst Credit: PA

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President Obama embraces Aung San Suu Kyi on Burma visit

President Obama put his arm around Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the latest stop in his tour of South East Asia.

He also met the country's president Thein Sein - the man who has begun gradually embracing reform.

Speaking at the home where Ms. Suu Kyi spent years under house arrest, Mr Obama said something was happening in the country that could not be reversed.

ITV News' International Editor Bill Neely reports:

Miliband hails Suu Kyi as 'most famous opposition leader in the world'

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Aung San Suu Kyi with the Prime Minister and Labour leader Ed Miliband Credit: Press Association

Ed Miliband hailed Aung San Suu Kyi as "the most famous opposition leader in the world" as the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner opened Labour's new London headquarters today.

She unveiled a plaque at the office building before joining the Shadow Cabinet for its weekly meeting.

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Aung San Suu Kyi delivers address to Houses of Parliament

Delivering a historic address to a joint session of both Houses of Parliament, Aung San Suu Kyi said she was seeking practical help to address the problems still besetting her country.

Aung San Suu Kyi speaking in Westminster hall
Aung San Suu Kyi speaking in Westminster hall

The Nobel peace laureate received a standing ovation from MPs and peers in a packed Westminster Hall, and said the key to reform was the establishment of a strong parliamentary institution.

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