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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Panglong Conference

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Panglong Conference July 11, 2018   We welcome the opening of the “Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong” today.  We encourage all parties to remain committed to finding common ground through dialogue, and hope that this week’s discussions will lead to meaningful progress toward peace.‎ ### [ Burmese Translation ]  
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DHS Announces Implementation of Visa Sanctions on Burma and Laos

As of July 9, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma has discontinued issuing all B1 and B2 nonimmigrant visas for current officials at the Director General level and above from the Burmese Ministry of Labor, Immigration, and Population (MOLIP), and Home Affairs (MOHA) and all of their children under 21 and spouses, with limited ...
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U.S. EMBASSY STATEMENT ON COURT DECISION TO PROCEED WITH CHARGES AGAINST REUTERS JOURNALISTS

U.S. EMBASSY STATEMENT ON COURT DECISION TO PROCEED WITH CHARGES AGAINST REUTERS JOURNALISTS July 9, 2018 We are deeply disappointed by today’s court decision to proceed with charges against journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for alleged violation of the Official Secrets Act. ‎The Myanmar authorities should allow the journalists to return to their ...
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REMARKS BY U.S. AMBASSADOR SCOT MARCIEL DURING THE 242nd CELEBRATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY

REMARKS BY U.S. AMBASSADOR SCOT MARCIEL DURING THE 242nd CELEBRATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY June 28, 2018 Minister U Kyaw Tin, Other Ministers, Members of Parliament, Ambassadors and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests and Friends, thank you very much for joining us tonight as we celebrate our 242nd birthday ...
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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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