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Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Australia on Wednesday for a five-day visit as a guest of Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Greeted by dozens of supporters and members of the Burma diaspora at Sydney airport, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate spent a few minutes shaking hands and chatting to the crowd.
One supporter was thrilled to see her.
“I’m so happy to meet her. We’ve been [waiting] so many years. We’ve been fighting for this journey and she came here, so we’re happy to see her,” said an unidentified supporter.
Later on Wednesday, Suu Kyi is to receive honorary doctorates from the University of Sydney and the University of Technology at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House
The National League for Democracy lawmaker will also visit Melbourne and Canberra where she will meet with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and make a number of public speeches.