José Manuel BARROSO, President of the EC, meets with THURA U SHWE MANN, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Burma/Myanmar: roundtable
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
End production: 11/05/2012 First transmission: 11/05/2012
Touring the European institutions in Brussels, Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Burma/Myanmar, met with José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC.
Talks recognized recent impressive democratic opening of the country and reforms carried out so far, as well as growing warmth between Europe and the Southeast Asian nation.
The European Union last month decided to suspend almost all sanctions against Burma/Myanmar and sent Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, to Rangoon to open an EU office in a first step towards establishing a full diplomatic mission.
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||Arrival of Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Burma/Myanmar - welcome by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC (2 shots)
||Roundtable (3 shots)