July 01, 2017

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US president congratulates Myanmar counterpart

President U Htin Kyaw talks to US President Mr Obama over the phone. Photo: MNA
President U Htin Kyaw talks to US President Mr Obama over the phone. Photo: MNA

US President Mr Obama phoned his Myanmar counterpart U Htin Kyaw last night to express his support for President U Htin Kyaw led regime, which has won popular support.
President Mr Obama congratulated his Myanmar counterpart on the latter’s assumption of presidency.
Mr Obama said that he would like to appreciate Myanmar’s historic effort to effectuate democratic reform.
President Obama said he appreciates Myanmar’s historic effort to effectuate democratic reform.
He also urged President U Htin Kyaw’s regime to strive to make Myanmar a country of inclusive politics, affluence, economic development and improved human rights.
He also said the US is willing to provide assistance to Myanmar and asked to remain informed of Myanmar’s future plans.
The American president told President U Htin Kyaw to have a detailed discussion in a friendly and frank manner with the proposed ambassador to Myanmar. He then said he would also talk to Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Afterward, President Obama wished his Myanmar counterpart a happy water festival.
Next, President U Htin Kyaw said he highly appreciated the popular support.
He said: “I’m confident President [Obama] and the United States will continue to provide assistance to us. We want US investment in Myanmar, and we’d like to cooperate in various sectors with USAID. With the support of you and our other friends, I believe Myanmar will achieve its goals soon.”—Myanmar News Agency

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