Suu Kyi, Bruni-Sarkozy hold telephone conversation

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France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Sunday held a telephone conversation with Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi after her release from house arrest, the French presidency said.

The presidency did not provide any details of the conversation between Suu Kyi and Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

According to the French Aung San Suu Kyi Collective, the 65-year-old recognised France's constant support during her many years in detention, the group said in a statement.

The Nobel peace laureate was released on Saturday after being locked up by Myanmar's ruling generals for 15 of the past 21 years.

© 2010 AFP

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  • Richard Schatz posted:

    on 15th November 2010, 11:26:27 - Reply

    Without a doubt France will try to take the credit for her release.