Two more parties - the New Mon State Party and the Lahu Democratic Union - signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the Myanmar Government on 13 February 2018. The European Union signed the agreement as one of the international witnesses.
Statement by the Spokesperson on the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the New Mon State Party and the Lahu Democratic Union
The Myanmar Department of Fisheries, the European Union and the German International Cooperation officially launched a new 22.5 million EUR programme to improve the management of fisheries and boost the development of aquaculture in Myanmar.
EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt stressed the importance of human rights and social justice as guiding principles in the reform of Myanmar's labour laws at the opening of the 3rd Labour Rights Stakeholder Forum in Nay Pyi Taw.
The European Union has been at the forefront of the international community's re-engagement with Myanmar as the country has advanced in making significant reforms and opened up to the world. The EU is firmly committed to supporting Myanmar and its people on its path to democracy, peace and prosperity, thereby also strengthening the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the EU's natural partner in South-East Asia.