Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton have emotional visit with Burma democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi
U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid an emotional visit to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi, who led the struggle against military rule in Burma, at the lakeside home where she spent years under house arrest.
Obama hugged her and lauded her as a personal inspiration. Suu Kyi spent most of the past 20 years in house detention at her home.
Addressing reporters afterwards, Suu Kyi thanked Obama for supporting the political reform process. But, speaking so softly she was barely audible at times, she cautioned that the most difficult time was “when we think that 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 towards genuine success for our people,” she said. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)