YANGON — A senior U.S. diplomat met Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday for talks about the country’s new political landscape following the recent dissolution of the junta.
Joseph Y. Yun, deputy U.S. assistant secretary for East Asia and Pacific affairs, described the meeting as “very good” but did not reveal details of his discussion with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The Obama administration in 2009 launched a drive to engage with Myanmar’s junta, which in March made way for a nominally civilian but army-backed government after the first election in 20 years.
Washington has voiced disappointment with the results of the dialogue and refused to ease sanctions after the November election, which was marred by complaints of cheating and won by the military’s political proxies.
On Wednesday, Mr. Yun held talks with Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin in the capital, Naypyidaw. It was highest-level meeting between the two nations since the handover of power to the new government.
From wire dispatches and staff reports