DHAKA: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is visiting the US, has said she supports further easing of sanctions against Burma`s government.
She made the comments after talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Mrs Clinton, for her part, warned Burma`s military-backed government against "backsliding".
Western sanctions against Burma have already been loosened since the new government began enacting a series of political and social reforms.
In a speech at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, Aung San Suu Kyi said Burma had cleared the "first hurdle", adding that sanctions should be further eased as part of a partnership with the US.
"I do support the easing of sanctions, because I think that our people can start taking responsibility for their own destiny," she said.
"In the end, we have to build our own democracy."
BDST: 1055 HRS, SEP 19, 2012
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