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Myanmar Approves Diplomatic Ties With Vatican


Myanmar’s parliament approved forming diplomatic relationships with the Vatican on March 10.

The announcement follows Archbishop Paul Tsang in-Nam, Apostolic delegate to Myanmar, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon and Father Maurice Nyunt Wai, executive secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar, holding a meeting with State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb 8.

Archbishop Tsang officially submitted the Vatican’s proposal to Suu Kyi during the meeting held in Naypyidaw, the country’s capital.

The Vatican has diplomatic ties with 180 countries. On March 10, Myanmar’s parliament also approved diplomatic relationships with Liberia, Guinea, Malta, the Seychelles and Ecuador.

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