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UN boss endorses reformist Myanmar


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UN boss endorses reformist Myanmar

UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has arrived in Yangon to endorse Myanmar’s rehabilitation back into the international fold.

Ban wants to encourage the reformist government to continue with its democratic reforms after five decades of authoritarian rule.

The country’s economy is being modernised, trade unions legalised and media censorship relaxed.

Ban’s visit follows that of EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton who opened a chapter in the country:

“I know the government is very keen to attract investment. There is a lot to be done on the infrastructure of the country. So there is a kind of two-way process that will happen, and each will be able to bring to the other what is necessary and I think you will see investment.”

The EU, US, Australia and Canada announced an easing of sanctions earlier this month.

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