US wants more reforms
US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Myanmar’s new government to complete the transition to democracy by implementing further reforms. Speaking with Myanmar’s foreign minister and de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, after talks in the capital of Naypyidaw yesterday, Kerry pledged continuing US support for the country and hailed progress it has made since Suu Kyi’s political party took office in late March. His visit came less than a week after the Obama administration lifted sanctions against 10 state-run companies and banks but left in place restrictions on trade and investment with the nation’s still-powerful military. Suu Kyi said she did not believe the remaining sanctions would stay in place for long, and added that she did not look at them as a punishment.
MEETING: John Kerry and Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw