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That's Power: Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

Washington, September 23, 2016. Power is an old game in this city, but a style in play last week made all others seem crude. Aung San Suu Kyi, the effective head of state of Burma, was in town, and in her presence, the American government...Show More Summary

EU drops Myanmar rights resolution, citing progress under Suu Kyi

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The European Union praised Myanmar's progress on human rights under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday and said that it would not be introducing a resolution at the United Nations condemning the country's record for the first time in 15 years.

In First UN Address As Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Efforts On Rohingyas

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - In her first address to the U.N. General Assembly as national leader, Myanmar’s former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi defended her government’s efforts to resolveShow More Summary

Suu Kyi urges US investment to spur Myanmar transition

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi called Thursday for U.S. companies to bring responsible investment to the former pariah state, saying economic success would help convince people and … Click to Continue »

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for investment after Obama pledges sanctions relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged businesses to invest in the Southeast Asian country on Thursday as a way to advance its democratic transition, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to lift long-standing sanctions on the country.

President Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi Celebrate Progress in Burma

We think that the time has now come to remove all the sanctions that hurt us economically, because our country is in a position to open up to those who are interested in taking part in our economic enterprises. We would like to invite...Show More Summary

Myanmar-America relations enter new era after Obama-Suu Kyi meeting

For the first time in her capacity as leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi met with President Obama yesterday in Washington. The post Myanmar-America relations enter new era after Obama-Suu Kyi meeting appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Suu Kyi and Obama open new chapter in US engagement with Myanmar

Washington DC and the United Nations in New York mark the latest stops in a substantial foreign policy offensive for Aung San Suu Kyi. Her presence as Myanmar's leader at the East Asia Summit last week for the first time put the ‘State...Show More Summary

Myanmar’s Leader Has a Longtime Champion in Mitch McConnell

Visiting Washington this week, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will reunite with the majority leader, who has supported her attempts to promote democracy at home for years.

Obama vows to lift Myanmar sanctions during visit from ex-political prisoner Suu Kyi

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama moved to restore trade benefits to Myanmar, saying broader sanctions would soon be scrapped as he hosted the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House Wednesday. Welcoming her for the first time since her historic election victory last year, Obama...

Obama Says U.S. Is Prepared To Lift Sanctions Against Myanmar

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

It's going to happen "soon," President Obama said during remarks at a joint news conference with Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. He said this comes in light of political reforms.

Obama Moves to Restore Trade Benefits to Myanmar

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

President Obama, who is meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s leader, is also weighing whether to lift all remaining sanctions to reward the country’s moves toward democracy.

Sources: U.S. lifting sanctions on Myanmar as Suu Kyi visits

WASHINGTON — The White House is lifting economic sanctions and restoring trade benefits to former pariah state Myanmar, officials said Wednesday, as Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner and now the nation's de facto leader, met with President Barack Obama. Show More Summary

U.S. senator wants Congress consulted on Myanmar sanctions: documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Cory Gardner will introduce legislation on Wednesday, coinciding with the visit to Washington of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, that would require close consultation with Congress on lifting of any sanctions.

Obama moves to restore Myanmar trade benefits: White House arb/

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday moved to restore trade benefits to Myanmar that had been suspended more than two decades ago amid rights abuses. In a letter to Congress -- timed to coincide with Aung San Suu Kyi's first visitShow More Summary

Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit with her son and grandchildren is a poignant reminder of what she has sacrificed

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Aung San Suu Kyi came to the the White House Wednesday, for a meeting with the president of the United States as the de facto leader of Burma. What a strange sentence to be writing. Only six years ago, in 2010, Suu Kyi emerged from a combined 15 years of house arrest. In 2012, after the […]

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to meet with Barack Obama

Aung San Suu Kyi and US President Barack Obama are expected to discuss the easing of economic sanctions against Myanmar.

Suu Kyi to meet Obama in Washington for first time as Myanmar leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi meets with President Barack Obama on Wednesday in her first visit to the United States since her party won a sweeping victory in last year's election, capping a decades-long journey from political prisoner to national leader.

Sanctions relief on agenda as Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets Obama

Aung San Suu Kyi's latest visit to Washington signals her transformation from long-imprisoned heroine of Myanmar's democracy struggle to a national leader focused on economic growth. … Click to Continue »

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