Hillary Clinton Ends Strategic Myanmar Visit

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The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton on Friday wrapped up her Myanmar visit. Clinton accompanied by Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner and US Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar Derek Mitchell met with Myanmar officials to discuss cooperation between the two countries.

Myanmar President, U Thein Sein told the US State Secretary his government was commitment to a peaceful democratic process. Clinton expressed her hope for a greater US-Myanmar partnership and extended cooperation in helping Myanmar set up its banking system in collaboration with the World Bank. She also spoke of a new roadmap which would removes sanctions, and normalize relations between the two countries. She extended an invitation to Myanmar officials to visit US early next year. Clinton on her visit also met with the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence.