Keen to encourage US investors, Washington is eyeing a lifting of sanctions despite much criticism levelled at Suu Kyi for doing too little to address the plight of the Rohingya.
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Obama and Suu Kyi were each circumspect on the state of Burma’s democratic transition as they met in Rangoon on Friday.
Obama held one on one talks with his Burmese counterpart Thein Sein on Thursday in Naypyidaw.
At the ASEAN-United States Summit in Naypyidaw, President Barack Obama lauded Burma’s chairmanship of ASEAN, claiming the country has “shown solid leadership on issues of critical importance to the entire[…]
The US President’s comments on state of political and economic change in Burma are eagerly anticipated.
US President Barack Obama will be in Burma from 12- 14 November, the White House has confirmed. Obama is due to attend the East Asia Summit and US-ASEAN Summit in[…]
US President Barack Obama spoke separately by telephone with Burma’s President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday to reiterate US calls that Naypyidaw address ethnic[…]
President Barack Obama has maintained Burma on the US sanctions list under the Child Soldier Prevention Act (CSPA). The continuity of the sanction, announced on Tuesday, prevents US military assistance[…]
US President Barack Obama praised the ongoing process of political reforms in Burma, but warned that democracy would not succeed if oppression against the Muslim minority in the country continued.
US President Barack Obama urges President Thein Sein to stop violence against Muslims in his country and institute economic and political reforms.
President Obama gave a speech to a crowded Convocation Hall at Rangoon University. He lauded the country’s ongoing reform process, addressed the recent unrest in Arakan state and ceasefires with[…]
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Aung San Suu Kyi at her house. The President said, “Today marks a new chapter between the United States and Burma”.