Obama lauds Suu Kyi for 'courage, determination' during 'historic' Burma visit

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 11:49 hrs

Washington: U.S. President Barack Obama has praised Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her 'courage and determination', during a historic visit to the once repressive country.

"Here, through so many difficult years, is where she has displayed such unbreakable courage and determination," Obama said while standing side by side with his fellow Nobel peace laureate.

"It is here where she showed that human freedom and human dignity cannot be denied," he said.

According to CNN, Obama 's remarks came as he met with Suu Kyi at her home in Myanmar on Monday.

Suu Kyi repeated her warnings that Burma's opening up would be difficult, the report said.

"The most difficult time in any transition is when we think success is in sight, then we have to be very careful that we are not lured by a mirage of success and that we are working toward its genuine success for our people and friendship between our two countries," she said. 

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