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Foreign Minister meets Burmese politician Suu Kyi

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Yangon, Feb 29 (CTK) – Burmese politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League of Democracy (NLD) won the November election and a majority in parliament, has accepted an invitation to Prague, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said after a meeting with her on Monday.

She expressed hope that the Burmese military would respect the new democratic reality, Zaoralek wrote on Twitter during his visit to Burma.

Suu Kyi spent almost 15 years in house arrest under the military junta that ruled the country until 2011.

At the meeting with Zaoralek, Suu Kyi appreciated that the Czech Republic had never changed its stance and always supported her democratic opposition, Zaoralek said.

Suu Kyi also commented on her role in Burmese politics in the future, saying she would lead the country in any role, Zaoralek said.

Despite the clear election victory, Suu Kyi cannot become Burmese president since the people whose family members have foreign citizenship are not allowed to contest the presidential seat.

Her sons are British citizens and her late husband had also British citizenship.

The new Burmese parliament held its constituent session on February 1 and the NLD is to form a government in March. However, the army keeps a strong political influence and its supreme commander appoints the interior, defence and border security ministers.

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