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Myanmar Admitted
The Hindu
Dec.23, 1997 
Bangkok: Myanmar's military government has taken another step towards
international respectability as it was admitted into a regional economic
grouping of nations around the Bay of Bengal. The grouping, formerly known
as the Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand Economic co-operation
(BIST-EC) became BIMST-EC with the admission of Myanmar. The regional
grouping also reaffirmed its aim of mutual economic growth as stated in
the Bangkok declaration, which was released when the group was established
on June 6. Earlier this year, Myanmar was admitted to the Association of
South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), despite the reservation of the United
States, the European Union and other countries about the military
government's human rights record. (DPA)

Burma Info.
New Delhi.