October 21, 2017
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EU appoints Myanmar ambassador

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Roland Kobia Photo: eeas.europa.eu

The EU has appointed Roland Kobia as its first ambassador to Myanmar. Kobia, a Belgian, currently heads the Azerbaijan delegation and will replace David Lipman, the EU’s ambassador to Thailand, who currently represents Myanmar.

The bloc initially established a delegation in Yangon in April 2012 in the wake of relaxed sanctions.

Following the abolishment of the remaining EU sanctions on Myanmar in April of this year, the EU released a statement saying that it will look at the feasibility of a bilateral investment agreement, as well as more development assistance.

To help it deal with inter-communal violence, the EU is also studying the possibility of assisting reform of the police service, in partnership with its parliament, the statement said.

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