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Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein sets out to modernize Yangon
Interview by Channel News Asia(14 July 2016)
A satisfactory first 100 days for the new government

(by Frontier Myanmar)
Myanmar's new
economic blueprint

(by Bangkok Post)

President returns from India

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


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

President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin are set to leave for Vietnam in the near future, at the invitation of President Tran Dai Quang. (The President's Office: 24 Oct 2016)

President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin
(File Photo: www.straitstimes.com)


Myanmar shifts gears to drive growth in small business. Overhaul of Investment law enacted 18 October 2016 seeks to provide spark for Myanmar's economy(The World Street Journal: 22 Oct 2016)

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a meeting of investors and business leaders in Naypyitaw on 22 Oct, 2016 (Photo: European Press photo agency)


New Delhi: India and Myanmar signed three agreements following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State Counsellor and Foreign Minister of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, the third and concluding day of her three-day state visit to India. (News18.com: 19 Oct 2016)

President U Htin Kyaw signs book of condolence for the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (Myanmar President's office Facebook page: 18 Oct 2016)

Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi is learnt to have discussed the steps for strengthening of Indo-Myanmar ties. (The Indian Express: 17 Oct 2016)

State Counsellor attended BIMSTEC, BRICS meetings and continued on to New Delhi for official India visit. She said decades-old tensions cannot be resolved in a day in a very "young democracy". (The Wire: 17 Oct 2016)

Press release regarding the attacks on the Border Guard Police posts in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar (President Office: 14 October 2016)

Vice President U Myint Swe calls for more linking among member countries to fight poverty in region(President office: 11 Oct 2016)

Stable Growth Outlook for Myanmar, East Asia & Pacific in 2016-18(World Bank: 4 Oct 2016)

Domestic and regional demand, low labour costs and the fast pace of economic growth have attracted huge interest from foreign investors to Myanmar.. (Bangkok Post: 3 Oct 2016)

President U Htin Kyaw received Mr Guo Shenkun, Member of the State Council and Minister of Public Security of the People's Republic of China, in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.(Global New Light of Myanmar: 27 September 2016)

"What we want is a truly democratic country" (Speech by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. 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)

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)


By-elections in 2017
By-elections for vacant seats to Hluttaw at different levels will be held on 1 April 2017
State Counsellor inspects
honor guards

Ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Official Indian President's residence
(October 2016)
State Counsellor's speech (Audio, video, text)
Speaking at 71st UN General Assembly(21 Sept 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)