Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi met with President Barack Obama yesterday in her first visit to the United States since her party won a sweeping victory in last year’s election, capping a decades-long journey from political prisoner to national leader. With Suu Kyi no longer an opposition figure, the United States is weighing a further easing of sanctions against
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, as Obama looks to normalize relations with a country Washington shunned when it was ruled by a military junta.
Suu Kyi is also expected to meet with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and senior members of Congress.
“Before it was very much encouraging her (Suu Kyi) and supporting her in her role as someone pushing for increased democracy.