Gardner Statement on Burma's Swearing in of Htin Kyaw

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after Htin Kyaw was sworn in as Burma's first civilian president in more than 50 years.


"I congratulate the Burmese people for taking a significant step toward a representative democracy today," said Gardner. "I urge the new civilian government to continue on the path of democratic reforms, including minority rights and fundamental freedoms of speech and assembly. I look forward to working with the Administration and my colleagues in Congress to ensure the United States remains a strong and vigilant partner as Burma's democratic path continues. "


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. 

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