Aung San Suu Kyi to address parliament
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will make an historic address to parliament on 21 June, it was announced yesterday.
It is the first time she has left her country in more than two decades. Speaker John Bercow told the Commons she would address peers and MPs in Westminster Hall at 3pm.
Prime Minister David Cameron said the Burmese opposition leader, who spent years under house arrest, was a “remarkable woman”.
He added: “It is an incredible testament to change in that country (Burma) that she is now able to travel and speak freely, including in this parliament.”
Westminster Hall is used only for the most senior world figures. In recent years, The Pope and United States president Barack Obama have addressed parliamentarians there.
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