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Suu Kyi to visit Washington in Sept., confirms Myanmar

Updated: Jul 31, 2016 15:09 IST

Naypyidaw, July 31 (ANI): Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Washington D.C. this September, spokesperson U. Zaw Htay said.

U Zaw confirmed that Suu Kyi had accepted an invitation from the White House and will plan her visit which will coincide with the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York, reports the Myanmar Times.

He added that President U. Htin Kyaw is likely not to join Suu Kyi.

On July 27, Ben Rhodes, U.S. President Barack Obama's Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, delivered the invitation during a visit to Nay Pyi Taw in which Washington announced U.S. $21 million economic support.

The visit will mark the first time after Suu Kyi took charge as State Counsellor after November's landmark elections.

Obama has visited Myanmar twice under the previous administration, the first in 2012, when Suu Kyi was under house arrest and again in 2014. (ANI)