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IMF Chief to Visit Burma Amid ‘Great Awakening to Countless Possibilities’

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will visit Burma for the first time next week, according to a press release from the global lender. “I will visit three countries in different stages of transition—Korea, the world’s 13th largest economy; Cambodia, a frontier economy on the rise; and Myanmar [Burma], undergoing a great awakening to countless possibilities,” Lagarde said in the statement. The IMF chief will visit Rangoon and Naypyidaw from Dec. 6-7, and will meet with Vice President Nyan Tun and Central Bank Governor Kyaw Kyaw Maung, as well as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.