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Japan and Myanmar to reopen borders to each other for residents

Foreign Minister Motegi reach deal with Suu Kyi during Naypyidaw trip

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Aug. 24 in Naypyidaw. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan and Myanmar agreed Monday to reopen borders for expatriates as soon as early September relaxing travel restrictions that were imposed to stem the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic.

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi reached the agreement with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at their meeting in Naypyidaw, according to the Japanese ministry.

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