President Obama lifts Myanmar trade sanctions

President Obama lifts Myanmar trade sanctions
 

President Barack Obama has formally eased long-standing sanctions on Myanmar.
Mr Obama issued the executive order weeks after meeting Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Myanmar's access to trade benefits for poorer nations was suspended in 1989 over human rights abuses.
But the White House said substantial advances to promote democracy meant that it was no longer a threat to America's national security.
Myanmar country profile Correspondents say the move is designed to coax the rapidly transforming South East Asian country from decades of economic isolation as Ms Suu Kyi's... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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