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Australia invites President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi to Australia

June 8, 2012

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr meets with President U Thein Sein at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on June 7, 2012. (Photograph: Christopher Davy)

Foreign Minister Bob Carr yesterday announced that Myanmar President Thein Sein and opposition leader and Chairperson of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi have been invited to visit Australia.

Senator Carr said he extended the invitations on behalf of Prime Minister Julia Gillard to President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi at meetings yesterday and the day before, respectively.


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