WASHINGTON – Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be giventhe rare honour of addressing both houses of Britain’s parliamentwhen she makes her first trip outside Myanmar in 24 years nextmonth, British officials said on Saturday. The Nobel peace laureate has accepted Prime Minister DavidCameron’s invitation to visit Britain and will spend a week therefrom June 18, officials accompanying Cameron at a summit of theGroup of Eight leading economies in the United States toldreporters. Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, said last monthshe would visit Norway and Britain in June, but it was the firsttime the British government had confirmed the trip. Suu Kyi will give a speech to both houses of parliament during herstay, a rare honour accorded in the past to figures such as formerSouth African President Nelson Mandela and, last year, to U.S.President Barack Obama. Her journey caps months of dramatic change in Myanmar, including ahistoric by-election on April 1 that won her a seat in a year-oldparliament that replaced nearly five decades of oppressive militaryrule. Color HDMI Cable
Her trip is expected to include a visit to the British city Oxford,where she attended university in the 1970s. Suu Kyi, 66, was first detained in 1989, and spent 15 of the next21 years in detention until her release from house arrest inNovember 2010. She refused to leave the country during the briefperiods when she was not held by authorities, for fear of not beingallowed to return. Cameron invited Suu Kyi to visit Britain when he met her in Yangonin April. Her British husband, Michael Aris, died of cancer in1999. China HDMI Cables 1.4
Britain is proposing the creation of an international commission toencourage “responsible” trade and investment in Myanmar, also knownas Burma, now that sanctions on the country are being lifted,British officials said. The plan is designed to help make sure trade benefits all Myanmar’speople, rather than a “select few”, a British official said. The United States, the European Union, Japan, Canada and Australiahave all moved in recent weeks to ease or suspend sanctions onMyanmar, as the once pariah nation embarks on democratic reformsand seeks engagement with the world. British officials said Cameron would outline proposals at the G8for a Commission for Responsible Investment in Burma that couldbring together representatives from the World Bank and theOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development,international companies and human rights campaigners. China Package
The panel would establish principles that businesses would beencouraged to sign up to when trading with or investing in Myanmar,the officials said.