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Burma Lauds EU Decision to Lift Sanctions

23 April 2013

Burma has hailed a European Union decision lifting political and economic sanctions against the former pariah state, pledging to continue its reforms and march toward democracy. Senior Burma diplomat Aung Lynn told reporters on the sidelines of an Asean conference in Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, on Tuesday that the international community can expect more reforms, especially in the socioeconomic sectors. Aung Lynn says Burma is looking forward to assuming the chairmanship of Asean for the first time next year, and will show to the world how serious his country is with its reforms.—AP