U.S. eases Myanmar sanctions to permit NGO projects

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 17, 2012 12:08 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday relaxed sanctions on Myanmar to permit non-governmental organizations to support certain humanitarian, religious and educational activities in the country.

The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued a notice saying that, subject to certain limitations, sanctions would be eased to allow projects to meet basic human needs, democracy building and good governance, education, religious, sport and non-commercial development in the country.

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(Reporting By Andrew Quinn; Editing by Eric Beech)