Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes’ Meeting

Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes met today at the White House with Burma’s Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Shwe Mann.  Mr. Rhodes and Speaker Shwe Mann discussed the work of the Parliament and current efforts toward democratic reform in Burma, and Mr. Rhodes reiterated the U.S. commitment to deepen our bilateral engagement as the reform effort moves forward.  Mr. Rhodes noted the progress made toward a national ceasefire agreement that would end long-running internal conflicts and expressed hope that political dialogue will lead to an equitable and durable peace.  Read More