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June 8, 2017
Myanmar's State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to visit City Hall
  
Mayor John Tory will welcome Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, to Toronto City Hall during her visit to Canada. Mayor Tory will introduce Her Excellency before she speaks to invited guests at a community meeting. Members of the media are invited to attend, however, please note the meeting will be conducted in Burmese and interpretation will not be provided. There will be an opportunity for media to photograph Mayor Tory greeting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi before the meeting.

Date: Friday, June 9
Time: 9:40 a.m. – photo opportunity, second floor reception outside the Mayor's Office
10 a.m. – community meeting (for invited guests), Council Chamber
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led the National League for Democracy to a majority win in the Myanmar general election in November 2015. She assumed the newly created role of State Counsellor, a role akin to head of government, and is leading reform and peace efforts in Myanmar. She is one of six people to receive honorary Canadian citizenship and was recognized in 1991 with the Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi spent more than 15 years in detention for her political activism in opposing the military's control of Myanmar. She is in Canada June 5 to 9, visiting Ottawa and Toronto. She met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General David Johnston earlier this week.

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Media Contact
Tracey Williams
Strategic Communications
416-397-4146
tracey.williams@toronto.ca

 

 

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