Suu Kyi welcomes world reaching out to Myanmar

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CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER'S NAME - Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar opposition leader, left, arrives at the 101st International Labor Organization, ILO, Conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, June 14, 2012. Suu Kyi visits Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, Britain and France from June 13, 2012 to June 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron)
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GENEVA (AP) — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says investment in her country should strengthen its nascent process of democratization.

Businesses have been eager to invest in the Southeast Asian nation as it emerges from international isolation after the end of military rule.

The Nobel peace laureate spoke Thursday to the annual meeting of the International Labor Organization in Geneva on the first stop of her trip to Europe.

It is the first time she has visited the continent in 24 years during which the military-led government kept her under house arrest for 15 years.

The ILO decided Wednesday to lift restrictions on Myanmar's participation in its work in recognition of recent democratic reforms in the country.

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