President Barack Obama said that Myanmar's President Thein Sein planned to release more political prisoners and institutionalize democratic reforms in his country.Obama made the announcement on Monday following his meeting with Thein Sein, wherein he had expressed US concern about violence against Muslims in Myanmar.
Obama said he appreciates the Asian leader's efforts to lead the country in ``a long and sometimes difficult, but ultimately correct, path to follow'' toward democracy.
Sitting next to Obama in the Oval Office and speaking through an interpreter, Thein Sein said he was grateful for the invitation to discuss reforms and said Myanmar still has democratic processes to learn and significant challenges.

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Hopefully some progress is made with the situation in Burma. Hopefully more and more democracy is introduced and more freedom is allowed in the country. It has made some progress recently but more is needed.