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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday offered $US1.2 million in new aid aimed at civil society in Burma in a bid to bolster reforms on a landmark visit to the long-isolated nation.
In a news conference at the end of her visit, Clinton said that the funding would support microfinance, healthcare and help for the victims of landmines in the war-torn country.
“We will take a number of steps to demonstrate our commitment to the people of this country,” said Clinton, who earlier on Friday met civil society groups who have an uncertain role in a country long dominated by the military.
“We are prepared to go further if reforms maintain momentum,” Clinton said.