Myanmar could become the rice bowl of its region and provide energy to other countries if “immoral” sanctions against it were lifted, the country’s Foreign Minister told the UN General Assembly on Sept. 29. Speaking to the final day of the Assembly’s annual General Debate, U Nyan Win said the sanctions imposed by certain States against Myanmar were unwarranted. Myanmar has enough land and natural resources to “make a meaningful contribution to [the] energy and food security of our country and beyond,” but to do this it need free access to markets, modern technology and investment, he stressed. (UN News Service)

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