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New Ambassador U Aung Lin received policy guidance from President U Htin Kyaw in Naypyitaw before taking up his post in Washington, DC.
 
 
H.E U Htin Kyaw, President of Myanmar, wife Daw Su Su Lwin and delegation are on a four day trip to India at the invitation of H.E Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India.

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Myanmar news digest from around the world ......

Draft Joint Statement Issued on the Occasion of the State Visit of the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to India.(Myanmar President's Office. 29 August 2016)

India promises whole-hearted support to Myanmar's new government. (Times of Oman: 30 August 2016) India and Myanmar signed four agreements today including construction of 69 bridges on the Tamu-Kalewa section of the trilateral highway connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand, according to a tweet from External Affairs Ministry spokeperson Vikas Swarup.


Myanmar's President U Htin Kyaw, left, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
at a joint news conference in New Delhi.

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A 6.8-magnitude earthquake in central Myanmar on Wednesday killed four people and damaged dozens of ancient structures dotting the plains of Bagan.(BBC news)

Officials in Myanmar say United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panlong) next week that seeks to end decades of armed conflict with ethnic minority groups.(VOA news/AP, 23 August 2016)

President U Htin Kyaw tours Ayeyawady Region, assists flood-affected people (Myanmar President office, 22 August 2016)

China Helps Aung San Suu Kyi With Peace Talks in Myanmar(New York Times)

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Beijing and vowed to promote China-Myanmar partnership.(Xinhua News)

China-Myanmar agree to solve suspended dam issue (Xinhua News)

Myanmar Tourism boom set to bring 7.5m visitors a year by 2019 (Mizzima news/AFP)

Myanmar's Natural Capital: The Foundation for a Green Economy (myanmarnaturalcapital.org)

Transforming Myanmar's corporate landscape (Myanmar Times)

6,900 km gas pipelines to connect Bangladesh, Myanmar, India (The Economic Times)

Locarno: Thu Thu Shein Discusses Myanmar's Budding Independent Film Industry, The Value of Collaboration (Variety)

Myanmar's First Tech Accelerator is Propelling Forward Next Generation of Startup (Forbes)

Assessing damage from floods in Myanmar(IRIN news)

Myanmar monsoon floods kill eight, disrupt lives of 400,000 (Reuters)

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Union Peace Conference to begin on 31 August 2016


"Mistrust and continued ethnic strife has held back the progress of Myanmar for decades and hampered its attempts to compete on the global stage"
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
 
 
A satisfactory first 100 days for the new government

(by Frontier Myanmar)
 
 
Myanmar's new
economic blueprint

(by Bangkok Post)
 

Kofi Annan to chair Advisory Commission on Rakhine State


Myanmar State Counsellor's Office Announcement
(August 23, 2016)