Mitchell to be first US Ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years

Myanmar and the United States have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level. Myanmar has agreed to the appointment of Derek J Mitchell as US Ambassador Extraordinary to the country. Mitchell will be the first ambassador of the U.S. to Myanmar in 22 years following the country’s historic election in April. Myanmar’s acceptance of the appointment of Mitchell, who has been serving as US Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar, signified the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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