Myanmar Inks Global Arms Treaty

Myanmar has ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and will become the 191st member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the global watchdog announced Thursday. The move represents another step in the country’s ongoing reform process. Since a new quasi-civilian government took power in 2011 after five decades of military rule, […]

Myanmar, Malaysia to establish joint commission for economic and technical cooperation

BAGAN__ The Myanmar and Malaysia governments will establish a joint commission for economic, scientific, and technical cooperation later this year, according to Myanmar’s foreign ministry. A memorandum of agreement between the two government to form the commission was signed at Aureum Palace Hotel,Bagan, on Friday during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (Retreat). The agreement was […]

US Govt Delegation Visits Myanmar, Discusses Sanctions

A joint delegation from the US state and treasury departments concluded on Friday a visit to Burma, where they met with American companies and reviewed the impact of easing US sanctions over the past year. The delegation considered possible future changes to the US government’s Specially Designated Nationals List of individuals, groups and entities subject […]