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Newly-appointed US ambassador to Myanmar takes office

07-12-2012 22:23 BJT

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Newly-appointed US ambassador to Myanmar Derek J Mitchell has taken office.

He handed over his credentials to Myanmar President U Thein Sein at the presidential palace in Naypyitaw on Wednesday. The move signified the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries at an ambassadorial level.

On the same day, the U.S. Treasury has relaxed some sanctions on Myanmar to allow financial transactions to support the country’s humanitarian and development projects.

US President Barack Obama also announced the allowance of US company investments in Myanmar, calling it a strong signal of support for political reform in the southeast Asian country.

Newly-appointed US ambassador to Myanmar Derek J Mitchell has taken office.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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