PHUKET, Thailand—If the Burmese military junta releases Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the United States of America wants to expand its relations, including investments, with Burma, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday in Phuket.
“We are calling for release of Aung San Suu Kyi, which we believe is very important. It is so critical that she be released from prosecution she has been under,” she told reporters at press conference.
“And if she is released, there is an open up opportunity, at least for my country, to expand relations with Burma, including investment in Burma. But it is up to the Burmese leadership,” Clinton added.
The Clinton administration has imposed economic sanctions on Burma since 1997, preventing new US investment in the military-ruled country. However, the US set tighter economic sanctions that banned importing goods from Burma in 2003, following the attack on Suu Kyi’s convoy by regime-backed thugs at Depayin. Continue reading “Free Suu Kyi and the US May Invest in Burma: Clinton”
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