Published: Dec 02, 2011 1:13 PM EST


YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Two of the world's most recognized women leaders pledged to work together to bring democracy to Myanmar.
 
After meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for the second time in two days, Aung San Suu Kyi said, "If we move forward together I am confident there will be no turning back on the road to democracy." But, she added, "We are not on that road yet."
 
Saying she very much appreciated U.S. engagement with the government of Myanmar, Suu Kyi called for the release of all political prisoners and the end to ethnic hostilities.
 
Clinton thanked Suu Kyi for "steadfast and very clear leadership" and said the U.S. wanted to work both with the pro-democracy activist as well as the government to improve conditions in Burma.