Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Derek Mitchell

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 5, 2012

Ambassador Mitchell will travel to Burma and northern Thailand January 9-13, 2012. He plans to meet with interlocutors in Nay Pyi Taw and Rangoon to follow up on Secretary Clinton’s December visit. Ambassador Mitchell will also travel to Bagan to see microfinance programs and other development work in Burma’s dry zone.

He also plans to travel to northern Thailand to meet with local officials and assistance groups working with refugees in the border region.

Ambassador Mitchell, as Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma, plans to visit Burma frequently to build on our principled engagement, including dialogue with the Burmese Government and local stakeholders.

PRN: 2012/016