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Tue, 30 April 2019

Myanmar Home to First Hotel in Asia Pacific to Host U.S. Liaison Office

The United States of America has broken ground on a new liaison office in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar.

The U.S. Embassy Liaison Office, which will be housed within the Hilton Nay Pyi Taw hotel, is expected to open in 2020.

It will serve as the official presence of the U.S. government in Nay Pyi Taw, facilitating increased engagement between U.S. diplomats and the Government of Myanmar.

The groundbreaking ceremony took place in the presence of U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel and Minister U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation, Myanmar. Click to enlarge.
 

 The groundbreaking ceremony took place in the presence of U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel and Minister U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation, Myanmar.

“It gives us great honor to be the first hotel in Asia Pacific to host an U.S. liaison office. We are delighted to have the opportunity not only to provide a warm and secure space for partners and colleagues of the U.S. Embassy to conduct business from on a daily basis, but for Hilton Nay Pyi Taw to deliver the Hilton experience to their guests and partners when they visit,” said Alan Watts, President, Asia Pacific, Hilton. 

Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of Myanmar and the third most populous city in the country with nearly 1 million people. As the seat of the Union Parliament, the Myanmar Cabinet and government ministries, the city hosts a growing number of foreign embassies and international organizations.

 The United Nations’ Myanmar headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw houses 12 of the 17 UN agencies in the country. Other international organizations that maintain a strategic base in Nay Pyi Taw include the Asian Development Bank, Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Wildlife Conservation Society and the World Bank.

The Bangladesh Embassy and an interim liaison office for the Chinese Embassy are also located in Nay Pyi Taw, with more foreign embassies expected to move into the capital soon.

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