Aung San Suu Kyi glad to be in India after four decades

Featured - November 15th, 2012
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Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday. It is the first time in four decades the Nobel Peace Prize laureate visited India, the place she spent her formative years.

“It feels very good to be in India, and I am glad that I can still recognize parts of Delhi,” Suu Kyi said.

The pro-democracy leader is set to meet Indian leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to foster cooperation between Myanmar and India during her six-day visit.

Suu Kyi will herald the reforms driven by President Thein Sein in Myanmar following recently passed investment laws aiming to attract foreign investment. She has also called for “democracy friendly, human right friendly investments”.

Officials said Myanmar is looking at India for more investment and trade, India Today reports.

Both countries have agreed to double bilateral trade to $3 billion by 2015. Bilateral trade has expanded from $12.4 million in 1980-81 to $1.07 billion in 2010-11.