Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Australia for visit

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Australia for visit

SYDNEY, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney Wednesday, starting her five-day visit to Australia to encourage global interest in further democratic reform in her country.

The National League for Democracy leader will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and make several speeches, including the first one at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday evening.

She will meet New South Wales Governor Marie Bashir at Government House in Sydney on Wednesday afternoon.

During her visit in Canberra, she will meet Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian parliament members.

Suu Kyi will receive an honorary doctorate from The Australian National University on Friday.

"I am delighted to be able to welcome her to Australia," Bishop said.

"Australia supports the political and economic reforms the Myanmar government has underway, including the April 2012 by- election when Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of the National League for Democracy entered the parliament."

Suu Kyi will encourage Australia to maintain its support for much wider democratic reforms in Myanmar, local media said.