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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 13, 2001

April 12, 2001


SUBJECT: Report to the Congress Regarding Conditions in Burma and U.S. Policy Toward Burma

Pursuant to the requirements set forth under the heading "Policy Toward Burma" in section 570(d) of the Fiscal Year 1997 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, as contained in the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 104-208), a report is required every 6 months following enactment concerning:

1) progress toward democratization in Burma;

2) progress on improving the quality of life of the Burmese people,
including progress on market reforms, living standards, labor
standards, use of forced labor in the tourism industry, and
environmental quality; and

3) progress made in developing a comprehensive, multi-lateral
strategy to bring democracy to and improve human rights practices
and the quality of life in Burma, including the development of a
dialogue between the State Peace and Development Council and
democratic opposition groups in Burma.

You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit the attached report fulfilling these requirements for the period September 28, 2000, through March 27, 2001, to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.


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