Wednesday, February 23, 2011

US diplomat, Suu Kyi talk about US aid

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 18:48 Mizzima News

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) —  The New York Times reported on Wednesday evening that the top U.S. diplomat in Burma has begun to explore what kind of aid the US could give the military-ruled nation in talks with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi
met on Tuesday with Larry M. Dinger,
the US charge d’affaires in Burma, to
discuss US aid to Burma. Photo :
A NLD official told Mizzima that the meeting took place on Tuesday. He said he was not allowed to provide any more details.

Larry M. Dinger, the US charge d’affaires in Burma, said the U.S. also is in discussions with the newly installed government, which also includes talks about long-standing sanctions by Washington, the newspaper reported.

Parliamentary rule was nominally restored in Burma last month after the country’s first election in 20 years, which was widely criticized as rigged.

The Obama administration has been exploring ways to involve the new government in moving toward democracy. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party has cautioned against lifting sanctions too quickly.

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