Obama calls for reforms in Burma

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Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Barack Obama and Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have said they want to see more progress towards reform in the Asian nation.

The US president said that while important changes have been made, he and Ms Suu Kyi are clear about the challenges remaining.

The two spoke at a news conference after a private meeting at the lakeside home in Yangon where she spent much of her more than two decades in confinement.

Ms Suu Kyi opened by addressing reports of tension between the US and those working for democratic reforms in Burma. She said that although they may occasionally view things differently, the bond is very strong.

She added that the reform process is “going through a bumpy patch”, and warned against too much optimism that could lead to complacency.

Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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