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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