Transcript of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes’ Press Availability in Burma

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MR. RHODES: Thanks, everybody. I feel like I’m returning to one of my day jobs here. So let me just give you a brief overview of what we’ve done the last two days, some of the key issues we addressed, and then take your questions. I think it’s worth going through what we did, who we met with, because I think that in itself suggests some of what our focus was. We were able, when I got here Sunday night, to have dinner with some of the groups that will be doing election observation, some of the U.S. and international NGOs and government partners who have a very important role in helping to monitor the election. The next day we went to Naypyitaw. We had a series of meetings with the government, met with the chair of the UEC, met with the President, met with the Commander-in-Chief, and met with the Minister of Home Affairs.  Read More