Press Releases

23 January 2020

“the Court’s decision given in the present proceedings in no way prejudges the question of the jurisdiction of the Court to deal with the merits of the case or any questions relating to the admissibility of the application or to the merits themselves”.

18 January 2020

During the visit, both leaders agreed to elevate the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to the level of the building the Myanmar-China community with a shared future based on equality and win-win cooperation to the benefits of the two peoples. Moreover, China’s provision of Yuan (4) billion assistance for Myanmar’s development and a total of (33) Agreements, MoUs and Documents which were signed or exchanged during the State Visit served as an impetus to further enhance bilateral ties and expand mutually beneficial multi-faceted cooperation between Myanmar and China.

11 December 2019

ICJ speech full text

August 6, 2019

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and High Level Myanmar Delegation met with representatives of displaced persons at Cox's bazar, Bangladesh

30 April 2019

Myanmar attaches importance to its relationship with the United States and the Government is firmly committed to work closely with the Government of the United States and other stake holders to address and resolve issues of common concern of both countries.

29 January 2019

The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ms. Christine Schraner Burgener, visited Myanmar from 18 to 29 January. During that time she oversaw the installation of her new office in Nay Pyi Taw, where she also met with union level Ministers and with the Chairperson of the Independent Commission of Enquiry.  

Dec 12, 2018

United States House of Representatives draft bill scheduled for 11 Dec vote

23 August 2018

See below for U.S Treasury Department Press Release (17 August 2018) partial text:
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned four Burmese military and Border Guard Police (BGP) commanders and two Burmese military units for their involvement in ethnic cleansing in Burma’s Rakhine State and other widespread human rights abuses in Burma’s Kachin and Shan States. Burmese military commanders Aung Kyaw Zaw, Khin Maung Soe, Khin Hlaing, and BGP commander Thura San Lwin, along with the 33rd Light Infantry Division (LID) and the 99th LID, were designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, which builds upon the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act of 2016 to target perpetrators of serious human rights abuse and corruption. “Burmese security forces have engaged in violent campaigns against ethnic minority communities across Burma, including ethnic cleansing, massacres, sexual assault, extrajudicial killings, and other serious human rights abuses. Treasury is sanctioning units and leaders overseeing this horrific behavior as part of a broader U.S. government strategy to hold accountable those responsible for such wide scale human suffering,” said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. “There must be justice for the victims and those who work to uncover these atrocities, with those responsible held to account for these abhorrent crimes. The U.S. government is committed to ensuring that Burmese military units and leaders reckon with and put a stop to these brutal acts. We will continue to systematically expose and bring accountability to human rights abusers in this region and many others and greatly appreciate the efforts of civil society who are doing the same.”

July 27, 2018

The Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Washington D.C. has noted with great disappointment on the issuance of the statement on Myanmar by the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held in Washington D.C. on July 26, 2018.