Liberia and the Union of Myanmar have established diplomatic relations.
According to a dispatch from Beijing, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Dudley McKinley Thomas, Liberia’s Ambassador to the PRC and Thit Linn Ohn, Ambassador of Myanmar to the PRC, signed the Joint Communiqué on behalf of their respective governments at an impressive ceremony held at the Embassy of the Union of Myanmar in downtown Beijing.
In remarks during the occasion, Ambassador Thit Linn Ohn stressed that his country was pleased to establish diplomatic relations with Liberia, Africa’s oldest independent Republic. He believes that the event marked the beginning of building closer ties between the two countries especially in the areas of trade, agriculture, and people to people exchanges.
Ambassador Thit Linn Ohn expressed the desire of his country to establish and cultivate friendly relations with as many African countries as possible; adding that with the signing of the communiqué, Liberia became the 119th country with which Myanmar has established diplomatic relations.
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics that date back to the 6th century.
Myanmar’s capital city is Naypidaw.