In a positive sign for politics in Myanmar, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi decided to return to politics and participate in future elections. The National League for Democracy party re-registered as a political party, causing celebrations among supporters.
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"We want to seize what could be an historic opportunity for progress and make it clear that if Burma continues to travel down the road of democratic reform, it can forge a new relationship with the United States of America," Obama said Friday during his diplomatic mission to southeast Asia.
In exploring a breakthrough engagement with Myanmar, also known as Burma, the president first sought assurances of support from democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Continue reading the full story.