WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama told Burma’s president during a long-awaited White House visit that he appreciates the leader’s efforts to lead the Asian country on its long, and sometimes difficult, path to democracy and assured him of U.S. support. Former general Thein Sein was the first president of Burma to visit the...
Burma will further open its doors to inward investment when President Thein Sein meets U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House later today. Whether that investment will benefit the people of Burma remains very much in doubt… It’s been a red letter year so far for Burma President Thein Sein, at least in some...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to welcome Burma President Thein Sein to the White House Monday. It will be the first visit by a Burma head of state in nearly 47 years and a sign of warming ties between the countries. Last November, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s reformist President Thein Sein will visit the White House next week, the first such trip by a Burma head of state in almost 47 years and a sign of warming ties. Burma state television announced the U.S. visit Monday, saying it comes at the invitation of President Barack Obama. It...
At a glitzy dinner tonight in New York, where the cover charge for a table can reach heady six figure sums, Burma’s President Thein Sein will be honoured with the International Crisis Group’s top peace award. Across the pond he will receive additional applause from the EU in the form of a termination of all...
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