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Clinton Promises U.S. Support If Myanmar Continues Reforms

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (left) meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon on December 1.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to Myanmar's Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, as well as to opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, one day after the United States said it would restore diplomatic ties with Myanmar.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement that Clinton "underscored that the United States is committed to walking down the path of reform with the people and government of Burma.”

Clinton said new reforms would be met with further U.S. rewards.

The move follows Myanmar’s decision to free 650 inmates, more than 300 of them political prisoners.

compiled from agency reports