Aung San Suu Kyi has been reunited with her son for the first time in over ten years. The pro-democracy leader was at Rangoon airport to meet him as he arrived.
33 year old Kim Aris lives in Britain and last saw his mother in December 2000. Since then, he has continually been denied a visa to enter the country by the military junta in control.
Kim and his older brother, Alexander, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of their mother in 1991. Suu Kyi’s husband, Michael Aris, died of prostate cancer in 1999.
Since being released from house arrest 10 days ago, Suu Kyi has raised hopes for a reconciliation between pro-democracy forces and the junta by saying she is willing to work with the leadership.