Reposted from The News International
GENEVA: A UN expert called Tuesday for a review of sanctions by some Western states against Myanmar as the south-east Asian state has embarked on a series of political reforms ahead of April by-elections.
“I am not saying that they must be lifted, but they must be analysed in detail,” said UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana. This is “because they are a human rights issue,” added Quintana during a press conference after presenting his report on the situation in Myanmar to the UN Human Rights Council. More…
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President Truong Tan Sang alonside President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Colombo: Vietnam and Sri Lanka have agreed to strive for 1 bn dollars in two-way trade in the years to come. The two sides reached the consensus during talks between Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang and his Sri Lankan counterpart, Mahinda Rajapaksa [Mahinda Rajapakse] in Colombo on 14 October during a three-day State-level visit to Sri Lanka.
President Sang said that Vietnam and Sri Lanka have always supported each other in the struggles for national independence in the past as well as in the current national development. He expressed his belief that his visit will help further strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two nations. More…