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Speeches Shim

November 17, 2012

In support of the Partnership for Democracy, Peace, and Prosperity between the United States and Burma, the United States Agency for International Development is working with counterparts in Burma, as well as American private sector, universities, and non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian, democracy, human rights, governance, and economic development assistance.

November 17, 2012

In light of the transition underway in Burma, USAID sees a need and an opportunity to engage directly with Burmese organizations and institutions to support political reforms, foster ethnic reconciliation, and strengthen the capacity of reform-minded individuals and institutions. USAID supports inclusive and transparent peace processes that increase access to populations in need and lay the foundation for political resolution to long-standing conflicts and a durable peace. USAID also is committed to enabling recovery from disaster and reducing vulnerability to future hazards.

November 17, 2012

The United States recognizes the ongoing reform efforts to build a modern, peaceful, and democratic country and welcomes the opportunity to deepen engagement with the people of Burma and their government. Consistent with the aspirations of the people of Burma, the United States Government is launching a joint partnership with the Government of Burma to advance democratic reform, and lay the groundwork for a peaceful and prosperous future.