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Text of Clinton Memo on Burma 
U.S. Newswire 
12 May 18:29 
Text of Clinton Memo on Burma 
To: National Desk 
Contact: White House Press Office, 202-456-2100 

WASHINGTON, May 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released 
today by the White House: 


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 FY 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 tourist industry, and 
environmental quality; and 

3) progress made in developing a comprehensive, multilateral 
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 (SPDC) and democratic 
opposition groups in Burma. 

You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit the report 
fulfilling these requirements to the appropriate committees of the 
Congress and to arrange for publication of this memorandum in the 
Federal Register. 


/U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/ 
05/12 18:29 

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