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Posts Tagged ‘Aung San Suu Kyi’ (25 found)

U.S.: Lifting Sanctions on Myanmar Puts Human Rights Progress At Risk

YANGON, September 15, 2016)—A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on Myanmar could pose a threat to peace, the democratic transition, and the protection of human rights in the country, Fortify Rights said today. An Executive Order must be issued for sanctions to be lifted, which President Obama said will happen “soon […]”

September 15, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma’s Statement

We congratulate you on what appears to be a highly successful visit to the United Kingdom and United States of America […]

September 15, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Corker Statement on Meeting with Burmese Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after a breakfast meeting with Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi and congressional leaders at Vice President Joe Biden’s residence in Washington, D.C […]

September 14, 2016  •  By U.S. Senator Bob Corker  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Gardner Introduces Bill to Assist Democratic Transition and Spur Economic Development in Burma

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, along with Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today introduced the Empower Burma Act, legislation that aims to assist in Burma’s democratic transition by requiring the United States to lead a worldwide effort to assist in Burma’s economic development […]

September 14, 2016  •  By Senator Cory Gardner  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Terminating the National Emergency for Burma

On September 14, President Obama announced his intent to terminate the National Emergency with respect to Burma, nearly 20 years after economic and financial sanctions were first imposed on Burma […]

September 14, 2016  •  By U.S. Department of State  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement between the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the United States of America

At the invitation of President Barack Obama, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is on an official visit to Washington, D.C. in September 2016 […]

September 14, 2016  •  By The White House  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PM meeting with Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

The Prime Minister welcomed Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Downing Street today for bilateral discussions, in Aung San Suu Kyi’s first visit outside of Asia since her National League for Democracy party’s historic election victory in November 2015 […]

September 13, 2016  •  By 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Cardin, McCain Introduce Legislation to Support Burma During Historic Political, Economic Transition, Remain Focused on Human Rights Issues

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, and John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services, introduced legislation today to lend additional U.S. support to Burma’s ongoing political transition and economic growth since that country’s historic November 2015 elections, while also recognizing that human rights issues, national reconciliation and constitutional reform remain works in progress that must be addressed […]

September 13, 2016  •  By United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar’s New Dawn :Opportunities for Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S.-Myanmar Relations

csisFive months after Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) swept to power in Myanmar in April following their stunning landslide victory in the November 2015 national elections, the new government is still very much in transition[…]

September 12, 2016  •  By Center for Strategic and International Studies  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Release of Political Prisoners in Myanmar Hailed by UN expert

GENEVA (12 April 2016) – The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, welcomes the recent release of political prisoners as a truly significant moment for Myanmar […]

April 12, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤