President U Thein Sein met President Obama in an historic meeting

President U Thein Sein’s speech at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. "We face tremendous challenges. We are a poor country. Many of our institutions must be adjusted, others entirely reformed. New ones must be created. Mentalities must change. We must move towards a state that sees itself first and foremost as the servant of the people. After decades of authoritarian rule this is no easy task. We must move towards an economy that is equitable, that is fair and based on a level playing field, that develops our abundant natural wealth but in a way that protects our natural environment. To achieve all this we need maximum international support, including from the United States, to train and educate, share knowledge, trade and invest…."

President U Thein Sein met President Obama in an historic meeting yesterday at the White House. President Obama hailed Myanmar's transition and pledged continuing US support. U Thein Sein later gave a speech at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. I will put up the full text of the speech later. Below is a quote from the speech: "….We face tremendous challenges. We are a poor country. Many of our institutions must be adjusted, others entirely reformed. New ones must be created. Mentalities must change. We must move towards a state that sees itself first and foremost as the servant of the people. After decades of authoritarian rule this is no easy task. We must move towards an economy that is equitable, that is fair and based on a level playing field, that develops our abundant natural wealth but in a way that protects our natural environment. To achieve all this we need maximum international support, including from the United States, to train and educate, share knowledge, trade and invest….."

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