Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of the National League for Democracy have taken their seats in parliament.
Initiative that would encourage a network of economic, transit, energy, and people-to-people connections.
"The world will be well-served if American leadership remains as essential today as it has in the past."
The voting is needed to mark the next step in the West African nation’s transition to a civilian-led democracy.
The United States supports Brazil as a global leader and seeks closer defense cooperation.
"Our hopes for a 21st century less bloody than the 20th century all hinge to a large degree on what happens in the Asia-Pacific region."