Obama Lifts Myanmar Sanctions as Suu Kyi Visits White House

  • ‘It’s the right thing to do’ after changes, the president says
  • Myanmar is ‘ready to take off,’ de facto leader says

Aung San Suu Kyi meets Barack Obama in the White House on Sept. 14.

Photographer: Aude Guerrucci/Pool via Bloomberg

President Barack Obama said he would lift economic sanctions on Myanmar after meeting at the White House on Wednesday with the country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political dissident whose government took power in March.

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