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Holy See and Myanmar to establish diplomatic relations

Pope Francis welcomes Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a private audience at the Vatican, 04 May 2017 - EPA

Pope Francis welcomes Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a private audience at the Vatican, 04 May 2017 - EPA

04/05/2017 10:54

(Vatican Radio) The Holy See and Myanmar announced on Thursday their intention to establish diplomatic relations. The announcement came in the context of an audience Pope Francis granted the State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.

Below, please find the full text of the statement from the Press Office of the Holy See

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The Holy See and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, keen to promote bonds of mutual friendship, have jointly agreed to establish diplomatic relations at the level of Apostolic Nunciature, on behalf of the Holy See, and Embassy, on the part of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

04/05/2017 10:54