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A Meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

Ambassador Marantis met in Rangoon today with the Chair and Secretary General of the National League of Democracy Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. He updated the Member of Parliament, renowned opposition leader and Nobel laureate on the possibilities of a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between our countries and reinstatement of the country as a beneficiary of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The purpose of the meeting was to seek Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's views on the economic reform process in her country so far, and on how increased trade might benefit the broadest number of people there. Together, they talked of ways that trade and investment can help to lay a foundation for a peaceful and prosperous future.