Diplomats in Burma say opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for 12 of the last 18 years, has met with a Burmese government official.
Officials say she left her home Thursday to meet with Burma's labor minister, Aung Kyi, for about an hour. No details have been given about the meeting.
International pressure on the Burmese government has been mounting since its bloody crackdown and continued repression of pro-democracy protesters.
UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari is wrapping up two-days of meetings about Burma in Beijing with Chinese officials.
During those meetings, China pledged its full support for Gambari's work and praised what it called his remarkable contribution to mediating the crisis in Burma.
Gambari's six-nation tour of Asian nations will take him next to Tokyo. He is scheduled to return to Burma in early November.
While there, he hopes to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's top military leader, General Than Shwe.
In 1990, Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, the National League for Democracy, won elections, but Burma's military government has never accepted those results.
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