No 'definite' information about Suu Kyi visit
Updated: 2014-11-05 07:48
|Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi smiles during a meeting at the presidential palace at Naypyitaw October 31, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]|
YANGON - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing in Beijing that she had no "definite" information about Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to China.
"We have close contacts and communication with all parties and sides in Myanmar, including the National League for Democracy. The aim of this is to promote the all round development of bilateral ties," she added.
Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to China next month, an official from her party said Tuesday.
The "goodwill" visit will last about a week, Win Htein, a senior member of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, told Reuters. No further details were available.
The NLD is expected to do well in next year's general elections, although Suu Kyi is excluded from the presidency. The military-drafted constitution bars the position to anyone with a spouse or children holding foreign citizenship. Her late husband was British, as are her two sons.
Suu Kyi led the NLD to a sweeping victory in general elections in 1990, but the military government refused to recognize the results.