Of particular concern is the condition of political prisoners in the country.
The United States hopes the participation of American companies in Burma will help support reforms.
Political reforms have not kept pace with economic advances.
The United States is concerned about the case of Gulnaza Yuldasheva in Uzbekistan.
For all its progress, Bangladesh still has serious human rights concerns.
Much is at stake in the talks, which have convened and then been suspended several times in recent months.
The Abbott Fund has announced a $1 million partnership with the Secretary’s Fund to support grassroots organizations in Burma.