Archbishop Tutu meets Suu Kyi

Published 27 February 2013
AP
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a press briefing after the Nobel laureates' meeting at her residence in Rangoon

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has met Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Tutu beamed as he met the fellow Nobel laureate and "total icon" at her home in Rangoon.

He said he was "thrilled" to be in the country and added that he wished to return "when it is really and truly free".

"The potential of this country is immense and we want to see that potential fully realised when we don't have ethnic strife," he said.

The Archbishop encouraged the Burmese government to continue with pro-democratic reforms.

According to the Irrawaddy newspaper, Tutu said he had no plans to meet government officials during his visit.

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