US urges Myanmar to ensure equal opportunity, democracy
Published: 12:02 PM, 3 January 2018
The United States has urged the Myanmar authorities to take some steps to establish a democratic society where everyone has full and equal approach and opportunities.
In a press statement on Wednesday, US Secretary of State, Rex W Tillerson said that for a decade`s the United States has stood with the Myanmar people for achieving their pursuit of peace, freedom, and justice.
The US remains committed to help Myanmar’s democratic transition and continue to support the civilian government to end the decades of conflict; bolster their human rights, and foster inclusive economic development, added the US Secretary of State.
It is noted that over 655,500 Rohingyas escaped Rakhine, the State of Myanmar because of violence and military crackdowns and took shelter in Bangladesh since August 25, 2017.
The US Secretary of State said on behalf of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to President Htin Kyaw and the people of Myanmar on the occasion of Myanmar’s Independence Day on January 4, 2018.
The US wished all of Myanmar’s people peace, security, and prosperity in the coming year.