Myanmar state counsellor to visit US

Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 9 (IANS) Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to the US soon, said an official announcement on Friday without specifying the date.

Expected in days, Suu Kyi’s second visit to Washington at the invitation of US President Barack Obama, comes nearly four years after her first one in 2012, Xinhua news agency reported.

Myanmar-US relations started to improve in 2012 with Obama having visited the country for two times in November 2012 and November 2014 and then Myanmar President U Thein Sein made a reciprocal visit to the White House in May 2013.

The US officially began lifting some sanctions after a civilian government was formed in 2011.

In December last year, the US temporarily lifted such restrictions as general license 20 for trade transactions through airports and harbours for six months.

–IANS

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