U.S, secretary of state Hillary Clinton, pleased with the historic visit to Myanmar. She was well received by local government and the opposition, who together are committed to realizing democracy in their country, after so long ruled the military regime.
Clinton expressed excitement to the warriors of democracy Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi. According to the Reuters news agency, like my old friend, until they met two times.
After dinner at the official residence of the U.S. Chief of Diplomatic Mission in Yangon, Suu Kyi and Clinton met again. Suu Kyi’s turn to host Clinton in her home.
They did not hesitate to hugged each other and holding hands tightly. The two women leading politicians agreed to work together to achieve democracy in Myanmar.
“We are pleased with how the United States engage with us and through engagement that we hope will fight for democratization,” said Suu Kyi, as quoted by Reuters. She also considered Clinton’s visit is an historic moment for both countries.
“I am optimistic that if we work together, Myanmar democracy can certainly be achieved,” said Suu Kyi, as published station BBC News, December 2, 2011. But he quickly stressed, Myanmar road to democracy is still very long.
Suu Kyi has admitted happy with the change in Myanmar, which allows her party to vote. However, according to this 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, is still a lot remains to be done, including freeing political prisoners.
Not only that, Myanmar is also still facing the issue of inter-ethnic conflict. Prior to meet Suu Kyi, Clinton himself has told President Myanmar will assist Myanmar in terms of financial and diplomatic when facing President of Myanmar Thein Sein.
Hillary Clinton’s visit to Myanmar this is the first U.S. secretary of state over the past 50 years.