Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China next week
China says Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi will visit for five days next week.
Suu Kyi is an international democracy icon for her years long defiance of an authoritarian military regime in Burma (Myanmar). She now has ambitions for her country’s presidency, which would involve the need for smooth relations with Beijing, according to the Asian Correspondent.
China’s Foreign Ministry says Suu Kyi will visit from June 10 to 14 as chairwoman of Burma’s National League for Democracy party at the invitation of China’s Communist Party for an inter-party exchange between the two countries.
“We hope to further enhance bilateral communication and understanding through this visit to push ahead with the friendship development between China and Burma in various areas,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular briefing.