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Suu Kyi Calls On Investors To Support Democratization In Myanmar


Aung San Suu Kyi waits before she delivers a speech during the last day of the 101st session of the International Labor Conference of the ILO in Geneva on June 14.
In a speech on her first trip to Europe in more than 20 years, Nobel Prize-winning pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on foreign investors to support the democratization process in Myanmar.

Speaking at the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Suu Kyi said Myanmar needs “democracy-friendly development" as it emerges from decades of military rule.

The highlight of Suu Kyi's two-week European tour is expected to be her speech in Oslo to formally accept the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Suu Kyi' visit highlights the changes that have taken place in the country formerly known as Burma since decades of outright military rule ended last year.

For 24 years, the opposition leader was either under house arrest or too fearful that if she left Myanmar, the former military regime would not let her return.

She won a seat in Myanmar's parliament two months ago.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa