On 19 June 2012, at Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions, Valerie Vaz MP raised the visit of Aung San Suu Kyi.
“I asked the Foreign Secretary: ‘Will he join me in wishing Aung San Suu Kyi a happy birthday? She is the embodiment of peace and reconciliation. Does he agree with me that the controversial constitution of 2008 still puts the defence services at the heart of the Burmese Government? Will he assure Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma that we will walk alongside them in their long walk to peace and reconciliation?'”
To read the Foreign Secretary’s reply, click here.
To read Valerie’s article on Aung San Suu Kyi for PoliticsHome, click here.