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Suu Kyi invited to national-level workshop on economic development

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A last-minute official invitation to attend a national-level workshop on economic development was delivered by hand to the home of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday. President Thein Sein will also attend the workshop to be held in Naypyitaw, the capital.

Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Burma's political opposition, in a file photograph from her second trip outside of Rangoon since her release from  house arrest late last year. She visited Pegu, about 60 km north of Rangoon, to open two libraries named for her. Photo: MizzimaMembers of the workshop organizing committee on Wednesday went to Suu Kyi’s home on University Avenue Road in Rangoon to deliver an official invitation. Suu Kyi is the general-secretary of the National League for Democracy.

This will be the first official function attended by both President Thein Sein and Suu Kyi, who was released from house arrest late last year.

Government officials, political party representatives and businessmen will attend the workshop.

“She received the invitation letter yesterday. She has been invited to attend the workshop on Friday and Saturday,” NLD spokesman Nyan Win said.
In response to a Mizzima question, he said that he did not know whether Suu Kyi would attend or not, but another party source said that Suu Kyi had agreed to attend as an observer.
The workshop will be held in the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw.
Three representatives from each of the 37 political parties that contested in the 2010 election have been invited to the workshop. Two ministers and up to three businessmen from each of the 14 states or regions have also been invited to attend.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 August 2011 17:41 )  

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