Cambodian PM: Myanmar no longer "headache issue" for ASEAN

14 Jul 2012  1052 | Cambodia Events

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday that the issue in Myanmar is no longer "a headache issue" for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

His remarks were made here during a meeting with visiting Myanmar President Thein Sein.

Meanwhile, Thein Sein informed Hun Sen about the progress of democratization in Myanmar after the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the country late last year.

He also expressed thanks to Cambodia, saying that as the chair of ASEAN, Cambodia has provided a lot of helps to Myanmar.

In addition, he thanked ASEAN countries for appealing to international community to lift sanctions against Myanmar in April.

Thein Sein came to Cambodia to join the U.S.-ASEAN Business Forum on Friday evening in Siem Reap province.

Speaking at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Forum, Hillary Clinton hailed the progress of democratization in Myanmar.

She said that this week has been a milestone of the relationships between the U.S. and Myanmar. U.S. President Obama announced two days ago the U.S. is easing restrictions to allow more U.S. companies to do business in Myanmar, and on Saturday the largest U.S. business delegation of over 70 businesses will meet with officials, businesses, and civil society in Myanmar.

Sourced: Xinhuanet