Visit of Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken

Yangon – During his May 21-22 visit to Naypyitaw and Yangon, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken emphasized the importance of continued political, economic, and social reforms to ensure sustained democratic change in Myanmar in his meetings with government, ethnic and civil society group leaders, political party representatives, and youth leaders. Deputy Secretary Blinken shared U.S. government concerns about the migrants from Rakhine State and Bangladesh who are increasingly risking their lives for a better future. He emphasized the importance of regional actors to cooperate to address this issue and urged governments in the region, including Myanmar, to provide urgent humanitarian and medical assistance to those aboard these ships, and allow individuals to disembark safely. Read More