Myanmar: US envoys set for rare visit

Updated On: Nov 03, 2009

YANGON: Two senior US envoys are due to arrive in Myanmar Tuesday for talks with the ruling military government and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, on the most high profile American visit to the country in 14 years.

The visit by Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and his deputy Scot Marciel is the latest move by President Barack Obama's administration to engage the military government.

The US pair are unlikely to see the reclusive head of the military government Than Shwe, but will instead meet Prime Minister Thein Sein in the remote jungle capital of Naypyidaw on Tuesday, Myanmar officials said.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia, "US envoys set for rare Myanmar visit," November 3, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1015519/1/.h....

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