US Officials in Burma to Promote Trade
10 July 2012
Two senior US officials will visit Burma next weekend on a mission to promote trade between the two countries, according to AFP. Robert Hormats, the under secretary of state in charge of economic growth, and Francisco Sanchez, the under secretary of commerce for international trade, will spend two days in Rangoon and Naypyidaw “to support Burma’s reform process by promoting economic and business engagement with government officials,” a US government statement said. The visit marks a major departure from years of US-led economic sanctions against Burma’s former military rulers.