It is an extraordinary pleasure for me to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her delegation to the White House. In part because of the progress that we've seen over the last several months. I indicated after consulting with Daw Suu that the United States is now prepared to lift sanctions that we have imposed on Burma for quite some time.
It is the right thing to do in order to ensure that the people of Burma see rewards from a new way of doing business and a new government. Thank you.
There are, officially, 135 ethnic groups in our country. And to keep them all united and keep them all to one purpose is not an easy matter.
But we think that we can do that. We think that we can do that, because what all of us want is a truly democratic federal union.