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Cardin, McCain introduced
new bill today to lend additional U.S. support to Myanmar.
(U.S Senate: 13 Sept 2016)
A satisfactory first 100 days for the new government

(by Frontier Myanmar)
Myanmar's new
economic blueprint

(by Bangkok Post)


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

"What we want is a truly democratic country"

(Asia Society New York: 21 September 2016)


State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets President Obama at the White House. Obama pledges to lift all sanctions against Myanmar.(New York Times: 14 September 2016)

President U Htin Kyaw gave a speech to students from the three year primary teachership training course No 45 of the University for the Development of National Races at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday (President Office: 14 September 2016)

"The 21st Century Panglong Conference served as the first step towards the country's national reconciliation and peace process and the government is striving for inclusion of all stakeholders in the process", added the President.

Theresa May welcomes Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi to No 10 as Britain vows to help 'reconciliation and democracy'. (The Daily Mail: 13 September 2016)

Myanmar delegation, headed by State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, left Yangon on Saturday to pay an official visit to the United Kingdom and the United States to attend the 71st United Nations General Assembly.(State Counsellor's Office: 11 September 2016)

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the opening of the 28th and 29th Asean and related Summits, which included ceremonies, meetings, plenary sessions and unveilings in Vientiane, Laos.(Myanmar State Counsellor's Office: 7 September 2016)

After successfully concluding the Union Peace Conference with ethnic minorities, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi initiated another major peace effort and held a meeting with the advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by commission chairman Mr. Kofi Annan, the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation in Yangon yesterday.(Myanmar State Counsellor's Office: 5 September 2016)

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi launched a major push to end decades of fighting between the military and myriad rebel groups with an appeal on Wednesday to the country's ethnic minorities to overcome their differences to achieve peace. (Reuters 31 August 2016)

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. 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.(Times of Oman: 30 August 2016)

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: 25 August 2016)

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's Suu Kyi heads to China with dam project clouding ties (Reuters)


State Counsellor's speech (Audio, video, text)
Speaking at 71st UN General Assembly(21 Sept 2016)
State Counsellor stresses role of cultural heritage
Meeting with UNESCO
Director-General Irina Bokova
(20 September 2016)
State Counsellor urges U.S investment to spur transition (www.McClatchy.com)
Meeting with U.S lawmakers and business community
(14-15 September 2016)
"Joint Statement between the Union of Myanmar and the United States of America"
Office of the Press Secretary,
The White House.
(14 September 2016)
Kofi Annan arrived to chair Advisory Commission on Rakhine State
Meeting with members of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC)in Yangon
(5 September 2016)

President returns from India

President and delegation were met by the Vice Presidents and Defense Services Chief
(31 August 2016)