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 pledged to support Burma’s nascent reform period but called on the country’s citizens to push for national reconciliation after decades of civil war and military rule.
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”.
At least 45 political prisoners, including ethnic minority rebels and human rights activists, have been released from jail in Burma, activists confirmed on Monday.
U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Burma today – the first visit by a serving U.S. president.
Today, Obama will become the first serving U.S. president to visit Burma where he’ll meet with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.