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UN chief calls for lifting of sanctions on Myanmar

 Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during their meeting at the presidential house in Naypyitaw, Myanm...
 Myanmar Lower House Speaker Thura Shwe Mann, right, shakes hands with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during their meeting at parliament building ...
 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers his speech at the Union Parliament Monday, April 30, 2012, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Secretary-General Ban add...
 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers his speech at the Union Parliament Monday, April 30, 2012, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Secretary-General Ban add...

Myanmar UN

Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during their meeting at the presidential house in Naypyitaw, Myanm...

Myanmar UN

Myanmar Lower House Speaker Thura Shwe Mann, right, shakes hands with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during their meeting at parliament building ...

Myanmar UN

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers his speech at the Union Parliament Monday, April 30, 2012, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Secretary-General Ban add...

Myanmar UN

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers his speech at the Union Parliament Monday, April 30, 2012, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Secretary-General Ban add...

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the international community to lift more sanctions on Myanmar and increase development assistance.
Ban said in a speech to Myanmar's parliament on Monday that the world should match the ambitions of the country's people for democracy and change.
Western nations have said they will ease their sanctions if President Thein Sein, a former general who retains close ties to the military, continues political reforms he began after taking office a year ago. The European Union and several Western nations have already dropped or suspended sanctions that were imposed in response to repression by the country's former military junta.


Updated : 2021-08-05 18:43 GMT+08:00