Published on Friday, 28 December 2012 11:11
Business magnate and philanthropist George Soros will be visiting Myanmar in January.
Soros, the founder of Open Society Foundation, is scheduled to meet with the pro-democracy movement 88 Generation Students Group on January 8 at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon.
In his visit to the country from December 26, 2011 to January 3, 2012, Soros met with President U Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi, other officials and civil society groups and agreed to set up aid agencies in Myanmar.
Open Society Foundation started its “Burma[Myanmar] Project” in 1994 to introduce the situation of Myanmar to the international community, and to help ethnic minorities, women and children.
The foundation supports over 70 countries and promotes justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education. Soros has donated over US$8billion between 1979 and 2011.
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