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The Asia Foundation's Official Visit with Myanmar President U Thein Sein

From October 22-26, 2012, Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold led an official delegation to Myanmar. During this historic visit, President Arnold called on the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw on October 23rd to conduct substantive discussions on assistance for the country's development and rule of law.

The Foundation first opened an office in Burma in 1954. Since 2007, its Books for Asia program has donated more than 100,000 books valued at $4.8 million to 170 organizations in Burma. The Foundation is undertaking an expanded program of development assistance to Burma.

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