ASEAN summit begins with Myanmar likely to dominate agenda; ‘little progress expected’

PHNOM PENH — Leaders of Southeast Asian nations began an annual summit on Friday that is likely to be dominated by Myanmar’s escalating violence and political gridlock, with increasingly frustrated members of the group struggling to get the country’s junta to comply with an agreed peace plan. Several representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian […]

Myanmar Announces Direct Border Trade Currency Settlement with Thailand; Plans Similar Non-Dollar Convertibility with India in Near Future

NAY PYI TAW, MM, Mar 15, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Myanmar Government has agreed to accept the Thai baht as an official currency for settling border trade starting this month. Thailand is the second country after China to permit its national currency to be exchangeable with the Myanmar kyat for border […]

Myanmar Government Looks to Early Resumption of Development & Infrastructure Projects with China, Its Close Neighbour and Main Trading Partner

NAY PYI TAW, MM, Dec 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Myanmar Government looks forward to re-start development projects and accelerate bilateral economic and technical cooperation with the People’s Republic China (PRC), its largest trading following disruptions caused by the pandemic and recent social unrest. The Ministry of Information (MOI) and Ministry […]

Myanmar Government Prioritizes Economic Recovery as Pandemic Infections Decline Amid Return of National Stability Ahead of Preparations for Multi-Party National Elections

Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 7, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Myanmar Government said today that it has largely restored national stability after recent civil unrest and is now focused on increasing vaccination rates to reduce COVID-19 infections and attracting local and foreign investments to jump-start economic growth and job creation. The Ministry […]

Myanmar Government to Re-Open Land Borders, Resume International Travel in Early 2022 After Achieving Vaccination Targets Amid Clear Signs of Economic Recovery

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Nov 16, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The Myanmar Government announced today it will reopen land border crossings with China and Thailand next month ahead of a planned resumption of international air travel by the end of the first quarter of 2022, as vaccination rates have improved significantly amid clear signs of economic recovery from […]

Myanmar Government to Re-Open Schools, Revive Economy and Support Currency to Overcome ‘Triple Crisis Situations’ of Pandemic, Economic Slowdown and Issues of National Stability

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 19, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Myanmar Government announced today it would reopen schools from next month and take urgent measures to support its currency and accelerate economic recovery so as to restore national stability quickly amid an unprecedented ‘triple crisis’ situation in the country. Myanmar is facing […]

Manila supports call to send ASEAN official to Myanmar to initiate peace talks

THE PHILIPPINES has joined the call of Southeast Asian leaders to hold talks with Myanmar’s military and other concerned parties to restore peace and democracy in the crisis-laden country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. supported the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) consensus to […]