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US in Burma aid talks
The U.S. has started talks with Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi about US aid programs in the country, says the top US diplomat in Burma.
The US charge d'affaires, Larry Dinger, said he was also consulting Burma's military-backed authorities.
The US currently imposes sanctions on Burma, and offers direct aid only for emergency and humanitarian causes.
Ms. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) recently called for talks on modifying sanctions.
"Of course, the United States is engaging in a dialogue with Aung Sang Suu Kyi and the NLD about US assistance programmes in Burma," Mr Dinger said, adding the dialogue began on Tuesday.
"We hope that it will be a continuing conversation," he said.
"We also engaged with the authorities in Naypyidaw and other stakeholders on such important issues in the effort to consider all important perspectives in the formulating of US policies toward Burma," he said.
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