Burma: Clinton ends 50 years of isolation


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The Independent Online

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, greeted Deputy Foreign Minister Myo Myint after arriving in Burma yesterday for a historic visit that acknowledges the country's cautious reforms and underlines its expanding role in the struggle for influence in the region.

Mrs Clinton, the highest-ranking US official to visit long-isolated Burma in half a century, said: "I am obviously looking to determine for myself and on behalf of our government what is the intention of the current government with respect to continuing reforms."