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Europe suspends Myanmar sanctions
Ban on arms stays but others lifted, country on probation
- Mike MacLachlan, London
- United Kingdom
- April 24, 2012
The decision, taken at a foreign ministersâ€™ meeting in Luxembourg, will take effect later this week.
â€śThe European Union has followed with respect and appreciation the historic changes in Myanmar over the past year and encourages the wide-ranging reforms to continue,â€ť the EU said in a statement.
It would continue to monitor the situation in the country closely, it said, and constantly review its measures.
The British prime minister, David Cameron, who had suggested that sanctions should be â€śeasedâ€ť when he visited Myanmar earlier this month, welcomed the decision.
â€śAs I saw for myself, President Thein Sein has taken important steps towards reform and it is right for the world to respond to them,â€ť he said in a statement.
â€śBut those changes are not yet irreversible, which is why it is right to suspend rather than lift sanctions for good.â€ť
The Italian foreign minister, Giulio Terzi, said he had â€śevery confidenceâ€ť in the transition in Myanmar. He was speaking in Jakarta, on his way to Myanmar, where he will meet the president and the opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.