Chargé d’Affaires’ Gwendolyn Cardno’s remarks at the launch of the Myanmar Intellectual Property Office

Remarks as prepared by Chargé d’Affaires’ Gwendolyn Cardno at the launch of the Myanmar Intellectual Property Office 10:00 am, October 1, 2020 Honorable Minister Dr. Than Myint, Honorable Minister Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, representatives of the Government of Myanmar, representatives of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Chief Representative of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, Mr. …

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Time for Myanmar’s Military to End All Forms of Child Soldiering 

Time for Myanmar’s Military to End All Forms of Child Soldiering By George N. Sibley This Op-Ed was originally published by Frontier Myanmar on August 16, 2020. During my three years in Myanmar at the United States embassy, I have been privileged to meet people who inspire me with their dedication to making their communities better. While …

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Chargé d’Affaires George Sibley’s Remarks as Prepared – Virtual Press Briefing on U.S. Assistance to Myanmar for COVID-19 Response 

Chargé d’Affaires George Sibley’s Remarks as Prepared Virtual Press Briefing on U.S. Assistance to Myanmar for COVID-19 Response Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Mingalaba, I’m George Sibley, chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy here in Myanmar.  I appreciate that you are all joining us remotely for this press briefing.  In addition to keeping our colleagues, friends, and counterparts safe, we …

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How the Erosion of Sovereignty Elsewhere Impacts Myanmar at Home

How the Erosion of Sovereignty Elsewhere Impacts Myanmar at Home By George N. Sibley July 18, 2020 This Op-Ed was originally published by Irrawaddy News on July 18, 2020. As Myanmar has focused on the fight against COVID-19 in recent months, many of its friends, including the United States, have offered support. But troublingly, at this time …

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A Message on U.S. Independence Day

A Message on U.S. Independence Day July 4, 2020 This 4th of July we celebrate the 244th birthday of our nation with pride, but at the same time, also with great humility. Today, the United States grapples with racial injustice that continues despite our long struggle to overcome it. Americans across the country are exercising …

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