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Aung San Suu Kyi has busy week meeting world's diplomats

  • Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, after their meeting Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.  (AP Photo/Soe Gyi)

    Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right, shakes hands with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, after their meeting Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Soe Gyi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, second right, shakes hands with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, third left, while Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right, watches during their meeting at Presidential Palace Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Soe Gyi)

    Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, second right, shakes hands with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, third left, while Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right, watches during their meeting at Presidential Palace Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Soe Gyi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, right, talks with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, during their meeting at Presidential Palace Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Soe Gyi)

    Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, right, talks with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, during their meeting at Presidential Palace Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Soe Gyi)  (The Associated Press)

Myanmar's high-profile new foreign minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, has met her Canadian counterpart as dignitaries stream into the country to meet the Nobel laureate.

At a joint news conference Thursday, Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion congratulated Myanmar on installing its first civilian government in decades and on its transition from military rule to democracy.

He was the latest dignitary to meet Suu Kyi, who hosted the foreign ministers of China and Italy in separate talks earlier this week.

In November, the country held its first free election in decades, which Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won by a landslide.

The new government took office last week.