WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, U.S. President Barack Obama on the release of Myanmar today welcomed at least 200 political prisoners, and ordered the government to take more measures and the Myanmar government “to establish trust.”
Obama said in a statement, release of political prisoners in Myanmar is “toward democratic reform has taken an important step,” but he did not announced the lifting of U.S. economic sanctions on Burma.
Obama said: “To meet the strong desire of the people of Myanmar, there are more things to do, the United States is committed to continue to maintain contact. I have directed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and my administration – to take more measures, with the Myanmar Government and people build trust, so that we seize this historic opportunity of hope. ”
Brussels, January 13, responsible for foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, EU Commissioner for Burma today welcomed the release of well-known dissidents, said this is the Government of Myanmar has taken a “courageous” step.
Ashton said: “I warmly welcome the release of political prisoners in Myanmar – a major new move.”
She said: “This is a bold step, further proof: Myanmar government’s choice of the reform process continues.”