Letta tells Aung San Suu Kyi supports transition in Burma
Italian premier meets with Nobel laureate in Rome28 October, 12:04
Letta, who met with the Burmese opposition politician in Rome, said during their English-language conversation that he also supports constitutional changes in Burma, which is now under the control of a military-backed government that refers to the country as Myanmar.
Elections are scheduled in Burma in 2015 and Suu Kyi has said she will stand for election as president.
Letta also invited Suu Kyi, who was scheduled to meet with Pope Francis later on Monday, to attend Expo 2015 in Milan, when Italy's business capital hosts the world's fair. On Sunday in Rome, she was able to finally accept the honorary citizenship the city had conferred on her in absentia in 1994.
At the time, Suu Kyi was held under house arrest in Burma, where she was detained as a political prisoner for 15 years.