US to ease Burma restrictions05/04/2012 - 08:30:32
The Obama administration said it would soon nominate an ambassador to Burma and ease some travel and financial restrictions on the formerly military-run Southeast Asian nation following historic elections that saw opposition gains in parliament.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the steps at the State Department, calling the election a “dramatic demonstration of popular will that brings a new generation of reformers into government” that deserved recognition.
“This is an important step in the country’s transformation,” she said, congratulating both government reformers and Nobel peace laureate and newly election member of parliament Aung San Suu Kyi.
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