According to the US embassy, Secretary Tillerson had “underscored the ongoing US commitment to Southeast Asia and discussed important regional security challenges [with Aung San Suu Kyi]”.
Senator Mitch McConnel has backed a proposal to end sanctions against Burma – after a landmark visit by the Burmese President to the US.
At the Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC, President Thein Sein says he is committed to reforms but will need the help of the international community.
US President Barack Obama urges President Thein Sein to stop violence against Muslims in his country and institute economic and political reforms.
While much attention has been overwhelmingly paid to domestic challenges, little has been discussed on how Burma would reposition itself in the changing context of Southeast Asia