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Aung Sang Suu Kyi Facebooks William Hague After Historic Handshake

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 5, 2012

William Hague and Burma (Myanmar) opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi have made history by shaking hands – marking the arrival of the first British Foreign Secretary to visit the troubled country for more than 50 years.

Aung Sang Suu Kyi even used Facebook to record the remarkable moment.

“Britain and British politicians have provided us with invaluable support over the last 23 years.

“Foreign Secretary William Hague’s visit will enable him to assess the present situation in Burma. It will also give me an opportunity to get to know better a man I have long regarded as a good friend of our country,” she wrote on the social network.

The move is symbolic of the country’s return to the international fold following years of hardline military rule.

Earlier, Hague said Britain stands ready to “respond positively” to improvements in human rights and political freedoms in Burma, Foreign Secretary William Hague told the south-east Asian country’s leaders during a historic visit today.

He follows in the footsteps of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who visited the country last month

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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