Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Myanmar)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
နိုင်ငံခြားရေး ဝန်ကြီးဌာန
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Seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Agency overview
Formed 4 January 1948
Jurisdiction Government of Myanmar
Headquarters Naypyidaw
19°45′12″N 96°07′09″E / 19.7534296°N 96.1192157°E / 19.7534296; 96.1192157
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Website www.mofa.gov.mm

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Burmese: နိုင်ငံခြားရေး ဝန်ကြီးဌာန, [nàɪɴŋàɴdʑájé wʊ̀ɴdʑí tʰàna̰], 'MOFA') is a ministry in the government of Myanmar responsible for the country's foreign policy and relations with other nations. It also operates embassies and consulates in 44 countries.[1] It is headed by foreign affairs minister Aung San Suu Kyi, First Female Foreign Minister of Myanmar, who replaced Wunna Maung Lwin on 30 March 2016.

Departments and heads of departments[edit]

  • Ministry Permanent Secretary: Kyaw Zeya
  • Political Department: Kyaw Zaya
  • ASEAN Affairs Department: Myint Thu
  • Protocol Department: Ko Ko Naing
  • International Organisations and Economic Department: Kyaw Moe Tun
  • Consular and Legal Affairs Department: Sein Oo
  • Planning and Administrative Department: Vacant
  • Strategic Studies and Training Department: Soe Lynn Han

List of ministers[edit]

  1. Tin Tut (January 1948 – September 1948)
    Sao Hkun Hkio (1948) (acting)
  2. Kyaw Nyein (1948–1949)
  3. E Maung (1949–1950)
  4. Sao Hkun Hkio (1950–1958)
  5. Thein Maung (1958–1960)
    Sao Hkun Hkio (1960–1962)
  6. Thi Han (1962–1969)
  7. Maung Lwin (1969–1970)
  8. Hla Han (1970–1972)
  9. Kyaw Soe (1972–1974)
  10. Hla Phone (1974–1978)
  11. Myint Maung (1978–1980)
  12. Lay Maung (1980–1981)
  13. Chit Hlaing (1981–1985)
  14. Ye Gaung (1985–1988)
  15. Saw Maung (1988–1991)
  16. Ohn Gyaw (1991 – 14 November 1998)
  17. Win Aung (14 November 1998 – 18 September 2004)
  18. Nyan Win (18 September 2004 – 30 March 2011)
  19. Wunna Maung Lwin (30 March 2011 – 30 March 2016)
  20. Aung San Suu Kyi (30 March 2016 – present)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministry Of Foreign Affairs". Myanmar Online Data Information Network Solutions. 2002. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rulers.org – Foreign ministers L–R". 

External links[edit]