Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken’s Press Conference in Rangoon, Burma

State Department Seal

DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: I am very pleased to be with you today in Myanmar, and I thank the people of Myanmar for welcoming me and my colleagues with such kindness and warmth. Yesterday I met with President Thein Sein and other senior government leaders to discuss how the United States can continue to support the democratic aspirations of the people of Myanmar in this time of political, economic and social change. We discussed the progress Myanmar has made as well as the ongoing challenges, including protecting the rights and dignity of all minority groups. Read More