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EU foreign ministers end Myanmar sanctions, keep arms embargo

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EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to lift the last of the bloc's trade, economic and individual sanctions against Myanmar, hailing "a new chapter" with the once pariah state.

"In response to the changes that have taken place and in the expectation that they will continue, the Council (of ministers) has decided to lift all sanctions with the exception of the embargo on arms," said a statement approved without a vote.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/eu-foreign-ministers-end-myanmar-sanctions-keep-arms-embargo