Washington is expected to offer more general licenses to specific companies, and take some people off Treasury’s list of “Specially Designated Individuals” targeted for sanctions.
US president called Burmese counterpart to congratulate him for “successfully implementing historic free and fair elections”, according to senior minister.
After an initially positive response to international pressure, Thein Sein’s regime has reneged on its pledge on political prisoners.
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”.