Washington, DC - The Vice President hosted leading Members of Congress this morning for a breakfast meeting with Burma State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Naval Observatory.  The Vice President and Members welcomed the recent progress in Burma's democratic transition, discussed the President's decision to terminate the national emergency and end Executive Order-based sanctions, and shared views on areas for future bilateral cooperation.  

The State Counsellor supported the President's decision to lift sanctions and welcomed the efforts of the United States to strengthen civilian rule in Burma.