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McCain Meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

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And now we go to Burma, where U.S. Senator John McCain met with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday. McCain was in the country on a two-day visit to show his support for democracy.

United States Senator John McCain says he's committed to supporting democracy in Burma.

McCain made the pledge at a meeting on Thursday with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

McCain met with the Burma opposition leader in the city of Yangon to discuss the current political situation and show support for democracy.

Suu Kyi says she is satisfied with the meeting as Senator McCain is an important and influential U.S. politician and wants to help push Burma towards democracy.

[Aung San Suu Kyi]:
"He said he will help and give support for an urgent need for democracy in Myanmar."

Earlier in the day, McCain visited an AIDS Hospice. The facility is run by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy -- or NLD -- party on the eastern outskirts of Yangon.

The AIDS hospice manager, says McCain's visit helped the patients.

[Ma Phyu Phyu Thin]:
"Senator McCain came to see them and said he would do all he can to help the hospice. It really benefits the patients. We are very happy about this."

On Wednesday McCain met with Burma government officials to try to engage with the new military-backed government.

McCain said earlier in Bangkok that he wants to see the country moving towards real democracy. He also urged the government to release around 2,000 political prisoners.

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