The government says Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has returned to the country's capital after a brief illness following her visit to the United States.

Government spokesman Zaw Htay said she returned Thursday to attend a regional parliamentary assembly. Suu Kyi was suffering from weakness and exhaustion after returning from two weeks of travel to the United States and Britain.

Suu Kyi's doctor, Tin Myo Win, said she is feeling better.

Suu Kyi's office earlier said her health was stable and she was resting at her home in Yangon while recovering from stomach and neck problems.

The 71-year-old Suu Kyi did not greet supporters as usual after she arrived back in Yangon on Sunday evening.