US officials met the NUG’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit as the White House announced some $150 million in energy, maritime pledges for SE Asia.
US officials are expected to show support for democratic forces in Myanmar and tout a scaled-back trade deal for the region at the two-day ASEAN-US summit in Washington.
The regime claims the spread is under control and the cases of the latest COVID-19 variant have almost all come from abroad and it is not spreading domestically.
ASEAN informed Beijing it would not accept the junta chief at the upcoming meeting to commemorate 30 years of ties between the country and the regional bloc.
The State Counselor, who has been held by the military regime since Feb. 1, approached the Japanese ambassador about restoring the sword before her arrest.
U Myint Maung, who has been held since the February coup, was charged with alleged incitement, violation of COVID-19 rules and corruption.
A joint venture between Japan Myanmar Development Institution and a military-linked firm is developing a complex on land owned by Myanmar's Ministry of Defense in Yangon.