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
State seal of Myanmar.svg
State seal of Myanmar
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Union Minister Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Agency overview
Formed May 25, 1967 (1967-05-25)
Preceding agencies
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Foreign Office
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
Child agencies
  • Political Department
  • ASEAN Affairs Department
  • Strategic Studies and Training Department
  • Protocol Department
  • International Organizations and Economic Department
  • Consular and Legal Affairs Department
  • Planning and Administrative Department
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 Aung San Suu Kyi, first female Foreign Minister of Myanmar, who replaced Wunna Maung Lwin on 30 March 2016.

History[edit]

The Ministry was founded as Department of Foreign Affairs on 17 March 1947, and was led by General Aung San. In 1948, it was named Foreign Office. On 25 May 1967, it was organized as Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Departments and heads of departments[edit]

  • Ministry Permanent Secretary: Kyaw Zeya
  • Political Department: Kyaw Zaya
  • ASEAN Affairs Department: Myint Thu
  • Protocol Department: Thant Sin
  • International Organisations and Economic Department: Kyaw Moe Tun
  • Consular and Legal Affairs Department: Myo Tint
  • Planning and Administrative Department: Soe Lynn Han
  • Strategic Studies and Training Department: Kay Thi Soe, Ms.

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]