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US Senator to meet Myanmar Prime Minister

US Senator James Webb James Webb or Jim Webb may refer to:

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  • Jim Webb (Canada), a Canadian politician
, a strong supporter of engaging Myanmar, announced Monday he would meet with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein Lieutenant General Thein Sein is the Prime Minister of Myanmar. He was appointed on April[1] 2007 to stand in for Prime Minister Soe Win, who was undergoing medical treatment in a private hospital in Singapore.  on the sidelines On the sidelines

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 of the UN General Assembly in New York New York, state, United States
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 subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs, has set a hearing for Wednesday to evaluate US policy towards the military-ruled country.

Webb, who met September 19 with Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win in Washington, said his meeting with the prime minister came at the invitation of UN Under-Secretary-General Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed.

"I appreciate Ambassador Reed's initiative in arranging this meeting, and I look forward to continuing the dialogue with Prime Minister Thein Shein that was begun last month," Webb said in a statement.

Thein Sein is the highest-ranking Myanmar official to attend the General Assembly in 14 years and was due to make a speech before the assembly on Monday.
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Date:Sep 28, 2009
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