YANGON, Myanmar – The U.S. has appointed an ambassador to Myanmar and helped bring in American businessmen keen on doing business in the rapidly reforming Southeast Asian nation.
Now, Washington is sending professional basketball players and coaches in a bid to boost cultural ties.
The U.S. Embassy said Sunday that four “sports envoys” have arrived in the country as part of a U.S. State Department-sponsored program “to emphasize the importance of academics, cooperation, and respect for...
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Myanmar, which has a total area of 678,500 square kilometres, is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, and the 40th-largest in the world. It is somewhat smaller than the U.S. state of Texas and slightly larger... ... More