Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 6, 2011


Ambassador Derek Mitchell, the Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma, will depart on his first trip to Burma in his position on Wednesday, September 7. During his trip, he looks forward to meeting with a full spectrum of Burmese society, including government officials, members of political parties, local civil society organizations, and others.

His trip is intended to build upon U.S. dialogue and engagement toward shared goals of genuine reform, reconciliation, and development for the Burmese people.

Ambassador Mitchell will attend meetings in Nay Pyi Taw on September 9-10 and will continue consultations in Rangoon September 10-14. The Ambassador plans to consult with officials in Bangkok September 14-15 and Jakarta September 16-17.



PRN: 2011/1416