Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Myanmar)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
နိုင်ငံခြားရေး ဝန်ကြီးဌာန
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Official Seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Remise du Prix Sakharov à Aung San Suu Kyi Strasbourg 22 octobre 2013-18.jpg
Union Minister Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Agency overview
Formed17 March 1947 (1947-03-17)(Department), 25 May 1967 (1967-05-25)(Ministry)
Preceding agencies
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Foreign Office
JurisdictionGovernment of Myanmar
HeadquartersNaypyidaw
19°45′12″N 96°07′09″E / 19.7534296°N 96.1192157°E / 19.7534296; 96.1192157
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
Websitewww.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]

During the World War II, the British Government retreated to India.In 1942, the foreign affairs is served by Defence Department.After World War II, Defence and External Affairs Department was established and directly served by counsellor of the governor.

The former Seal

In 1946, it was under the executive council and served by General Aung San, the vice chair of that council.Later, the Myanmar Representatives led by General Aung San and British Government agreed to act the foreign cases according to Myanmar. Department of Foreign Affairs was established on 17 March 1947 under General Aung San.The Secretary is Shwe Baw.

On 4 May 1948, it was renamed Foreign Office and the secretary became permanent secretary.On 25 May 1967, it became Ministry of Foreign Affairs.ဟူ[2]

Departments and heads of departments[edit]

  • Ministry Permanent Secretary: Soe Han
  • Director General:Union Ministry Office: Soe Han
  • Director General:Political Department: Vacant
  • Director General:ASEAN Affairs Department: Hau Khan Sum
  • Director General:Protocol Department: Min Thein
  • Director General:International Organizations and Economic Department: Chan Aye
  • Director General:Consular and Legal Affairs Department: Aung Kyaw Zan
  • Director General:Planning and Administrative Department: Aung Soe Win
  • Director General:Strategic Studies and Training Department: Aung Myo Myint

List of ministers before independence[edit]

  1. Aung San (September 1946 - July 1947)
  2. U Nu (July 1947 - August 1947)
  3. Lun Baw (August 1947 - December 1947)

List of ministers after independence[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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List of Deputy Ministers[edit]

  1. U Hla Phone (1969-1974)
  2. U Win (1974-1978)
  3. U Tin Ohn (1978-1983)
  4. U Hla Shwe (1983-1985)
  5. U Saw Hlaing (1985-1988)
  6. U Ohn Gyaw (1989-1991)
  7. U Khin Maung Win (1991-2004)
  8. U Kyaw Thu (2003-2009)
  9. U Maung Myint (2004-2012)
  10. Dr. Myo Myint (2011-2012)
  11. U Thant Kyaw (2012-2016)
  12. U Zin Yaw (2012-2014)
  13. U Tin Oo Lwin (2014-2016)
  14. U Kyaw Tin (2016-2017)

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]