Obama eases U.S. sanctions on Myanmar
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||11 July 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Obama eases U.S. sanctions on Myanmar, 11 July 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50002546c.html [accessed 1 September 2015]|
July 11, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama has eased sanctions against Myanmar to allow U.S. companies to invest there, calling the move a "strong signal" of support for political reform in the country.
However, Obama said Washington remained concerned about the lack of investment transparency as well as the military's role in Myanmar's economy and made clear that U.S. firms would be required to make detailed disclosures on their dealings there.
Obama's statement was issued shortly after the arrival there of the first U.S. ambassador, Derek Mitchell, to Burma in two decades.
Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters