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Suu Kyi says trust must precede peace in Myanmar

  • Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi walks on to the stage before delivering a speech at the Foreign Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, June 24, 2016. Suu Kyi is on an official three-day visit to Thailand from June 23-25. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi walks on to the stage before delivering a speech at the Foreign Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, June 24, 2016. Suu Kyi is on an official three-day visit to Thailand from June 23-25. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, and Myanmar's Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi pose for photographers during their meeting at government house in Bangkok, Thailand, June 24, 2016. Myanmar's de facto leader  Suu Kyi met with Prayuth to sign memorandums of understanding over the processing of and the treatment of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand, who labor in menial jobs and often in exploitative conditions. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)

    Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, and Myanmar's Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi pose for photographers during their meeting at government house in Bangkok, Thailand, June 24, 2016. Myanmar's de facto leader Suu Kyi met with Prayuth to sign memorandums of understanding over the processing of and the treatment of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand, who labor in menial jobs and often in exploitative conditions. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, fifth right, and Myanmar's Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, third left, attend a meeting at government house in Bangkok, Thailand, June 24, 2016. Myanmar's de facto leader  Suu Kyi met with Prayuth to sign memorandums of understanding over the processing of and the treatment of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand, who labor in menial jobs and often in exploitative conditions. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)

    Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, fifth right, and Myanmar's Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, third left, attend a meeting at government house in Bangkok, Thailand, June 24, 2016. Myanmar's de facto leader Suu Kyi met with Prayuth to sign memorandums of understanding over the processing of and the treatment of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand, who labor in menial jobs and often in exploitative conditions. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said there must be trust between conflicting groups in the country before there can be full peace.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate — officially called Myanmar's state counsellor — was speaking to an invited audience of Thai students Friday, the second day of a three-day visit to Thailand.

Suu Kyi said her government was working "to turn conflict into friendship, to turn conflict into mutual trust and understanding."

Myanmar is still troubled with conflict in its remoter areas among ethnic armed groups fighting the army for greater autonomy.

Her government is trying to bring the parties together for all-inclusive peace talks toward a permanent settlement, but decades of warfare and distrust make that difficult.