Yangon, Myanmar (AP) The United States has made its first shipment of cyclone relief supplies to Myanmar.
Officials from the country's military government welcomed the plane upon arrival following prolonged negotiations to persuade Myanmar to accept help.
After the lane's arrival, the supplies were transferred to Myanmar army trucks.
As many as two million people in Myanmar are facing disease and starvation following the May 3rd storm.
Allowing the U.S. flight is a huge concession by Myanmar's military government, which sees Washington as its enemy. The junta has also generally refused to allow international relief experts and slowed down aid delivery by the U.N. with red-tape.
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