Myanmar Fruit and Vegetable Representative Joins Global Group to Promote Women’s Economic Participation with the White House

For Immediate release September 13, 2019 Yangon — This week, Sandar Myo, representing the Myanmar Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Producer & Exporter Association (MFVP), joins a group of women — and one man — from 18 countries traveling to the United States as part of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative established by …

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U.S. and Myanmar University Experts Collaborate to Improve Farm Incomes and Nutrition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2019 Nay Pyi Taw – A U.S. government program is helping Myanmar’s farmers and their families through improved understanding of the ongoing transformations in the country’s rural economy. Seventy percent of rural households in Myanmar depend on agriculture for nutrition and as a source of income – either directly through …

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE FROM THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2019 Myanmar-Japan-U.S. Forum on Fostering Responsible Investment Yangon, Myanmar – Japan and the United States stand with Myanmar to promote responsible, quality, and ethical investment for the benefit of the people of Myanmar and for the country’s economic development. This was the key message from the “Myanmar-Japan-U.S. Forum on Fostering …

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U.S. Embassy Makes Travel to the U.S. Easier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2019 Yangon – The U.S. Embassy announced another step to make travel easier between Myanmar and the United States.  Myanmar citizens can now apply for a combined B-1/B-2 visa, which allows travel to the U.S. for both business and/or tourism purposes. ‎The single-entry visa is valid for three months and …

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USAID Supports Insurance Industry Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2019 Yangon — A fully competitive insurance market can improve the lives of Myanmar’s people. At the family level, insurance makes it easier to handle unexpected and potentially catastrophic events. At the Union level, insurance companies can be a source of long-term financing, by investing insurance premiums in government bonds …

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USAID Highlights Five Years of Achievements in Promoting Quality of Medicines in Myanmar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2019 Nay Pyi Taw — More than one out of every five antimalarial drugs sampled failed the quality control test in 2013, but today more than 93% of the samples tested are legitimate, effective malaria medicines thanks to a partnership between the United States and Myanmar. Today, the U.S. Agency …

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USAID Recognizes Private Sector Leadership in Myanmar’s Coffee Sector

For Immediate Release July 17, 2019 Yangon – Thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), local coffee producers have entered the multi-billion dollar international specialty coffee market and are now providing locally-produced world class coffee to more consumers in Myanmar ‎and to export markets, including in the United States. Today USAID …

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Ministry of Health and Sports and USAID Mark Progress in Ending the TB Epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2019 Nay Pyi Taw – On behalf of Union Minister of Health and Sports H.E. Dr. Myint Htwe, Dr. Thandar Lwin, Deputy Director General for Disease Control and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Teresa McGhie spoke of significant milestones towards ending the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in Myanmar and fulfilling …

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New Analyses from the Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey Released to Inform Scale-up of Health Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2019 New Analyses from the Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey Released to Inform Scale-up of Health Services Yangon – Professor Dr. Zaw Than Htun, Director General of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Sports and Teresa McGhie, Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) opened a day-long session during …

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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (June 19, 2019) Location:  Burma Event:  The Embassy of the …

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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Opens New School in East Bago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2019 Yangon –  The United States is proud to support the opening of a new school addition in the Basic Education High School Thanatpin in East Bago.  Deputy Chief of Mission George Sibley participated in the school opening on June 1 together with school officials.  The Thanatpin community, a Peace …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo On Vesak Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO May 16, 2019 Vesak Day On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I send wishes of peace and joy to everyone celebrating Vesak Day on May 19. As Buddhist communities unite across the globe to celebrate …

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Ambassador David Hale, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Telephonic Briefing

Ambassador David Hale Under Secretary for Political Affairs Telephonic Briefing with the Asia Pacific Media Hub May 3, 2019 Moderator:   Good morning afternoon everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Asia Pacific Media Hub in Manila.  I’m Zia Syed, the Hub Director, and I would like to welcome our participants dialing in from across …

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Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and Japan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release April 25, 2019 Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and Japan from April 29 to May 6, 2019. On April 29, Under Secretary Hale will be in Jakarta to meet with government of Indonesia counterparts, as well …

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U.S. Embassy and The Asia Foundation Donate Nearly 10,000 Books to Lower Myanmar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2019 Yangon, Myanmar – In a ceremony at American Center Yangon today, the U.S. Embassy and The Asia Foundation donated nearly 10,000 books to 131 educational institutions in Myanmar. The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and the Myanmar National Library, have been donating new, high-quality, English-language educational …

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Press Statement: Myanmar Thingyan Festival

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 11, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish the people of Myanmar a wonderful Thingyan holiday. As people join together to celebrate Thingyan, we are reminded of the richness and beauty of this annual tradition. This joyful time of …

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Letter: US is Investing in Myanmar’s Future

SIR – The US government is committed to supporting private sector-led growth in Myanmar to maintain a free and open Asia-Pacific. As Ambassador, I am often asked how the US government is supporting economic growth in Myanmar. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the US government’s development finance institution, which provides financing and insurance to …

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Peace Corps Expands To Magway Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2019 YANGON — Today, U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel swore in 32 new Peace Corps Volunteers, nearly doubling the total number of Peace Corps Volunteers in Myanmar. The Volunteers sworn in at the ceremony at the Summit Parkview Hotel will serve for two years, teaching English at basic education middle and …

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OPIC SIGNS COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT MICROLOANS FOR RURAL BORROWERS IN MYANMAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2019 April 3, 2019 YANGON, Myanmar – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today committed $8 million to Proximity Finance to support expanded micro lending to rural borrowers, primarily smallholder farmers, in Myanmar. OPIC Chief of Staff Eric Jones and Proximity Designs CEO Jim …

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Press Releases: U.S. and Myanmar Teams Work to Control New Agricultural Pest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2019  NAY PYI TAW – U.S.-based agricultural experts are in Myanmar this week working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MOALI) and farming communities to mitigate the spread of a new agricultural pest called Fall Armyworm, which has the potential to dramatically reduce maize crop production in Myanmar.  …

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U.S. Provides Equipment to Help Disrupt the Drug Trade in Myanmar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2019 YANGON — Today the United States provided equipment to the Myanmar Police Force’s Drug Enforcement Division (DED) to assist in the disruption of drug trafficking, which affects communities across Myanmar and the region. The official equipment transfer ceremony took place at the DED Yangon Drug Crime Center. DED and …

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USAID Launches Programs to Strengthen Civil Society, the Media, and Local Communities

USAID Launches Programs Worth $72 Million to Strengthen Civil Society, the Media, and Local Communities January 31, 2019 YANGON – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding two new projects that will last up to five years with a combined budget of nearly $72 million (MMK 108 billion) to support Myanmar’s democratic transition.  These …

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USAID Commits $6 Million to Address HIV and Drug Epidemics in Kachin State

USAID Commits $6 Million to Address HIV and Drug Epidemics in Kachin State December 14, 2018 YANGON – USAID will provide $6 million over five years to support locally-driven efforts to address the effects of the drug epidemic in Myanmar’s Kachin State, a key driver of the high rate of HIV infections in the state and …

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U.S. Embassy Statement:  Visit of Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Albright to Myanmar November 3-10

U.S. Embassy Statement:  Visit of Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Albright to Myanmar November 3-10 November 9, 2018 U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel and Deputy Chief of Mission George Sibley accompanied Richard Albright, the U.S. State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration who is responsible for humanitarian assistance programs in Asia, …

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U.S. EMBASSY HOSTS SOCCER TRAINING FOR KIDS

U.S. EMBASSY HOSTS SOCCER TRAINING FOR KIDS November 2, 2018 YANGON, MYANMAR – Ambassador Scot Marciel attended the second day of soccer training for children at Kyaikkasan’s Track & Field pitch today. The soccer training is part of a week-long program that promotes gender equality and leadership through sports. More than 100 children aged 7 to 18, …

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2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on U.S. National Security Policymaking

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on US National Security Policymaking program. WHAT: The SUSI for Scholars focuses on the formulation of U.S. foreign and national security policy and the role of the federal government, think-tanks, media, and public opinion in shaping …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 Elections

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 Elections 16 August 2018 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. Your Vote Counts!  Did you know …

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YSEALI Media Literacy Regional Workshop [FY-2019]

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement a six-day workshop (inclusive of arrival and departure days) in Rangoon on Media Literacy for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), pending the availability of funds. The program will bring together 50 …

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White House National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Travels to Myanmar June 14-16

White House National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Travels to Myanmar June 14-16 June 14, 2018 Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council, Matt Pottinger, is visiting Myanmar June 14-16 to meet with senior government leaders and civil society to discuss and strengthen the bilateral relationship. Mr. Pottinger …

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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (June 6, 2018) Location: Burma Event: The Embassy of the United States of America in Yangon has updated our travel advisory for Burma. The advisory can be found at this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Burma.html , and is also copied below for your convenience: Burma — Travel Advisory — Level 1 Exercise …

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U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green’s Press Gaggle in the Thet Kae Pyin Camp

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 21, 2018   REMARKS   U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green’s Press Gaggle in the Thet Kae Pyin Camp   Thet Kae Pyin Camp Sittwe, Burma May 20, 2018     QUESTION: What did you see up in northern …

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Readout on USAID Administrator Mark Green’s visit to Rakhine State

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 21, 2018 READOUT USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN ‘S VISIT TO RAKHINE STATE IN BURMA The following is attributable to Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey: This weekend, USAID Administrator Mark Green visited Rakhine State in Burma, where he saw first-hand the alarming reality …

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks Following His Meeting with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 18, 2018 REMARKS U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks Following His Meeting with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Naypyidaw, Burma May 18, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: We had the chance to talk about …

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Readout on Meeting between USAID Administrator Mark Green and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 18, 2018 READOUT USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN MEETING’S WITH HER EXCELLENCY DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI, STATE COUNSELLOR AND UNION MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF BURMA The following is attributable to Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) …

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at Myanmar CSO Forum

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 19, 2018 REMARKS U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at Myanmar Civil Society Summit Lotte Hotel Rangoon, Burma May 19, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. It’s good to be here with all of you. Thank you, Teresa, …

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USAID Myanmar Country Profile

Myanmar has embarked on a long and challenging process of democratic and economic reforms.  While the peaceful transition to a civilian-led government in 2016 was a milestone in Myanmar’s long struggle for democracy, significant challenges remain, particularly following the 2017 violence in Rakhine State.  The United States is committed to improving the welfare and well-being …

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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BURMESE PRESIDENT U WIN MYINT

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BURMESE PRESIDENT U WIN MYINT   Dear President U Win Myint: On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I send my congratulations to you and the people of Myanmar as you celebrate your inauguration as President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. As a …

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Peace Corps Triples Number of Volunteers Serving in Myanmar

Peace Corps Triples Number of Volunteers Serving in Myanmar Yangon, Myanmar April 6, 2018 – The U.S. Peace Corps is tripling the number of Peace Corps Volunteers who will serve communities in Myanmar. Today, 31 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in at a ceremony at Karaweik Palace at Kandawgyi Lake. The Volunteers will serve …

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Press Release on the Opening of New American Center Yangon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2018 New American Center Yangon Opens to Deepen U.S.-Myanmar Ties Yangon, Myanmar – Seventy years after the U.S. Information Service Library first opened in a former British bank building downtown, a newly-built American Center Yangon opened its doors today at the corner of Inya Road and University Avenue. The new …

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Message from the President on Myanmar’s Independence Day

Dear Mr. President: The American people send their congratulations and best wishes to the people of Myanmar as they celebrate your country’s independence on January 4. The democratic values the people of Myanmar endorsed in the 2015 election remain crucial to the long-term success, stability, and prosperity of your nation.  The United States will remain a …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension of U.S. Government Travel to Sittwe and Northern Rakhine

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. On Wednesday, November 22, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson announced a …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON: Efforts to Address Burma’s Rakhine State Crisis

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON November 22, 2017 Efforts to Address Burma’s Rakhine State Crisis   I visited Naypyitaw, Burma on November 15, where I met separately with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. I reaffirmed the United States’ strong commitment …

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UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE TO BURMA

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson _____________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release FACT SHEET November 15, 2017 UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE TO BURMA  The United States supports a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Burma that respects the human rights of all its people. We are working to immediately address the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Rakhine …

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U.S. EMBASSY SIGNS AGREEMENT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, COUNTERNARCOTICS AND RULE OF LAW ASSISTANCE

For Immediate Release August 22, 2017 Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – Ambassador Scot Marciel and Acting Police Chief Police Brigadier General Aung Win Oo signed an agreement on providing law enforcement, counternarcotics and rule of law assistance to the Government of Myanmar.  This agreement furthers the U.S.-Myanmar Partnership, and shows the U.S. commitment to working together …

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Second Group of Peace Corps Volunteers to Begin Service in Myanmar

May 24, 2017 Yangon, Myanmar — Peace Corps strengthens its commitment of service to the people of Myanmar with the swearing-in ceremony of a new group of 15 Peace Corps Volunteers in Yangon on May 26, 2017. This is the second group of Volunteers to serve in Myanmar. The Volunteers have successfully completed a ten-week pre-service training …

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Thingyan Water Festival (Myanmar)

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 12, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, best wishes to the people of Myanmar as you gather with your families and friends to celebrate Thingyan. Thingyan is an appropriate time to reflect on the momentous changes Myanmar has …

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USNS Fall River Makes Goodwill Visit to Myanmar

USNS Fall River Makes Goodwill Visit to Myanmar From Task Force 73 Public Affairs Yangon, Myanmar (NNS) – The United States Navy expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) will make a goodwill port visit to Yangon, Myanmar March 21-25 to enhance friendship and cultural exchange between U.S. service members and the people of …

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New Group of U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Coming to Myanmar

For Immediate Release March 15, 2017 This week marks an exciting moment of transition in the United States’ partnership with the Myanmar people, as the first group of American Peace Corps Volunteers English teachers in Myanmar completes their service and the second group of Volunteers arrives. On Tuesday, March 14, the first group of six Peace …

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Ambassador Marciel’s remarks delivered at the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies

Good morning, everyone. Mr. Chairman, thank you so much for the kind introduction, which mostly made me realize that I’ve been doing this kind of work for far too long. But it’s very kind of you to do it, especially after you just came back from a major surgery. Thank you to all of you …

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U.S. Government Announces New Increase in Support to World Food Programme (WFP) to Help Vulnerable Communities in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace approved a new contribution of $5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist people impacted by ongoing or recent conflict.  This contribution will support life-saving food assistance for 172,000 people in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine in need of …

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Achievements in U.S.-Myanmar Agriculture Collaboration

January 13, 2017 Yangon, Myanmar – To ring in the New Year, U.S. Ambassador Marciel welcomed partners from the Myanmar and United States agricultural sectors to his home on January 12 to recognize the achievements attained through bilateral engagements between the two countries. More than 50 representatives from the Myanmar government and business sector, including …

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Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2017 – AFCP 2017 Small Grants Competition

Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2017 AFCP 2017 Small Grants Competition  Information for Applicants (Deadline for submitting full proposals submission: Friday, December 16, 2016)   The U.S. Embassy Yangon and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2017 call for proposals for the Ambassador’s …

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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP-2017) – Calling for Project Proposals – Large Grants Program

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP-2017) Calling for Project Proposals – Large Grants Program Information for Applicants (DEADLINE for Abstracts Submission: Friday, December 16, 2016) (DEADLINE for full Proposals Submission: Friday, January 20, 2017)     The U.S. Embassy, Yangon is accepting project proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)-2017 Large Grants …

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First U.S. – Myanmar Partnership Meeting Held

  Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 15, 2016 Following the announcement of the formation of the U.S.— Myanmar Partnership by President Obama and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to the United States in September, an interagency delegation from Washington, including officials from the Departments of State, …

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Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield’s Travel to Asia

  Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 13, 2016 Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield will travel to the Philippines, Burma, and China November 13-22. In the first two countries he will seek to strengthen U.S. support for just and fair institutions that …

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TERMINATION OF BURMA SANCTIONS PROGRAM

U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS October 7, 2016 TREASURY IMPLEMENTS TERMINATION OF BURMA SANCTIONS PROGRAM WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order terminating the national emergency with respect to Burma, revoking the Burma sanctions Executive Orders, and waiving other statutory blocking and financial sanctions on Burma. As a result, the economic and …

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Presidential Proclamation to the Congress — Restoring Burma’s Trade Benefits Under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

TO MODIFY DUTY-FREE TREATMENT UNDER THE GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION 1. Section 502 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2462), authorizes the President to designate countries as beneficiary developing countries, …

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Presidential Message to the Congress — Restoring Burma’s Trade Benefits Under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 14, 2016 Presidential Message to the Congress — Restoring Burma’s Trade Benefits Under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)   TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: I am writing to inform you of my intent to end the suspension of preferential treatment …

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Remarks by President Obama and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

Oval Office 12:27 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  It is an extraordinary pleasure for me to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her delegation to the White House.  This is not her first visit to the Oval Office, but it is her first visit in her official capacity.  And it represents a remarkable process …

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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting With Burma State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

The Vice President hosted leading Members of Congress this morning for a breakfast meeting with Burma State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Naval Observatory.  The Vice President and Members welcomed the recent progress in Burma’s democratic transition, discussed the President’s decision to terminate the national emergency and end Executive Order-based sanctions, and shared …

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Terminating the National Emergency for Burma

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 14, 2016 On September 14, President Obama announced his intent to terminate the National Emergency with respect to Burma, nearly 20 years after economic and financial sanctions were first imposed on Burma. The announcement came after the President met and discussed these issues with State Counsellor …

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U.S.-Burma Relations

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 14, 2016 Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s historic visit in her new capacities as State Counsellor and Foreign Minister is testament to the far-reaching change Burma has undergone in the past few years. Burma now has a civilian-led, democratically elected government focused on bringing peace and national …

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U.S. Embassy Launches New Program to Defeat Malaria

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar – On Thursday, August 25, USAID announced the award of the new Defeat Malaria program. This five-year, $32 million program for Myanmar is made possible under the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). Defeat Malaria and U.S. support and technical assistance under PMI shows the U.S. government’s continued commitment to the fight against malaria. This …

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Expands Presence and Engagement in Myanmar

Contact: FAS Public Affairs (202) 720-7115   U.S. Department of Agriculture Expands Presence and Engagement in Myanmar YANGON, MYANMAR, August 8, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is expanding its activities and services in Myanmar with the opening of a new office in Yangon. “The opening of the FAS office …

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Joint Press Availability With Burmese Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Press Availability John Kerry Secretary of State Ministry of Foreign Affairs Naypyitaw, Burma May 22, 2016 MODERATOR: (Inaudible.) We will commence this press briefing with a brief statement by the Minister for (inaudible) of Myanmar, to be followed by the Secretary of State of the United States of America, and then the minister will take …

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Treasury Amends Burmese Sanctions Regulations, Identifies Blocked Companies Owned By Designated Persons, And Delists Several Burmese SOEs

Treasury Amends Burmese Sanctions Regulations, Identifies Blocked Companies Owned By Designated Persons, And Delists Several Burmese State-Owned Entities   5/17/2016 Regulatory Amendments Support Burma’s Political Reforms and Economic Growth; Designations and Delistings Provide Information to Facilitate Sanctions Compliance and Support Broader U.S. Foreign Policy Goals WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office …

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Thingyan and New Year

  Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC April 11, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, please accept my warmest wishes and regards on the occasion of Thingyan and the New Year. Thingyan is a time to celebrate the opportunities a new year brings. In the new year and …

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Readout of the President’s Call with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

President Obama spoke by phone today with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to offer his congratulations on Burma’s historic democratic transfer of power to a civilian-led government.  The President commended Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s determined efforts, over the course of many years and at great personal cost, to achieve a peaceful transfer of power …

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Ambassador Mitchell’s Speech at MISIS

Thank you very much, as stated I was last here in 2014 in another building and it’s very, very good to be back.  I do want to thank MISIS for having me back, especially MISIS Chairman Ambassador U Nyunt Maung Shein, as well as esteemed MISIS members Dr. Daw Kyi Kyi Hla, Daw Carole Ann …

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