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Secretary Clinton Welcomes Burmese Civil Society Delegation to United States


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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 8, 2012

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Date: 02/08/2012 Description: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets Burmese comedian and recently-released former political prisoner Zaganar at the State Department on February 8, 2011. - State Dept Image

At the State Department today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greeted Burmese comedian and recently-released former political prisoner Zaganar, National League for Democracy women’s empowerment activist Khin Than Myint, and National Democratic Front Kachin ethnic minority rights activist Daw Bauk Gyar. The visitors discussed political prisoners, women’s rights, and the situation of ethnic minorities in Burma with senior officials. Secretary Clinton previously met Zaganar in Rangoon where he participated in a civil society roundtable in December 2011. This is the delegation’s first visit to the United States.

A photo of Secretary Clinton greeting Zaganar is available here.



PRN: 2012/191

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