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U.S. senator McCain ends visit to Myanmar

06-03-2011 14:56 BJT

YANGON, June 3 (Xinhua) -- U.S. senator John McCain ended his three-day visit to Myanmar Friday calling for efforts to improve the relationship between the United States and the Myanmar new government.

"There could now be an opportunity to improve relations between our two countries and I stand ready to play a role in such a process where I can be helpful," McCain told the press at the American Center in Yangon before his departure.

During his visit in Nay Pyi Taw, McCain met with Myanmar Vice President U Tin Aung Myint Oo and the two sides discussed on enhancing bilateral relations and cooperation.

Friday's official media published remarks of the two sides in the meeting, in which U Tin Aung Myint Oo said Myanmar maintains not only friendly relations with regional countries, ASEAN nations and world nations but also cooperation with the United Nations and will give serious consideration to boosting bilateral cooperation and relations with the United States.

McCain expressed belief and acceptance that Myanmar is on the right track, saying that when he gets back to the United States, he will let the U.S. government and his colleagues know that they need to start to talk with Myanmar.

McCain also met with speakers of the two houses of the Union Parliament -- U Shwe Mann (House of Representatives) and U Khin Aung Myint (House of Nationalities), and Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin. The two sides stressed the importance to promote relationship between the two countries.

Moreover, he conferred with leaders of some political parties and ethnic minorities as well as Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon.

McCain arrived in Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday for the visit after Joseph Yun, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, toured Myanmar last month.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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