Wunna Maung Lwin

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Wunna Maung Lwin
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19th Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
30 March 2011
President Thein Sein
Preceded by Nyan Win
Permanent Representative to the United Nations[1]
In office
2007 – 30 March 2011
Leader Than Shwe
Preceded by Kyaw Tint Swe
Succeeded by Maung Wai
Personal details
Born 30 May 1952 (1952-05-30) (age 63)
Thaton, Mon State, Burma
Nationality Burmese
Political party USDP
Spouse(s) Lin Lin Tin
Alma mater Defence Services Academy
Methodist English High School
Religion Theravada Buddhism
Military service
Service/branch Myanmar Armed Forces
Years of service 1971-1998
Rank Colonel

Wunna Maung Lwin (Burmese: ဝဏ္ဏမောင်လွင်; born 30 May 1952[2]) is the 19th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, in office since March 2011. He joined the Myanmar Diplomatic service in 2000, after a long career in the Myanmar Armed Forces from 1971 to 1998. Before he holds the current position , he served as Director-General of the Ministry of Border Affairs (Myanmar) from July, 1998 to September , 2000 , Myanmar Ambassador to Israel from 2000 to 2001 , France from 2001 to 2004 and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva , Switzerland from 2007 to 2011 . He graduated from the 16th intake of the Defence Services Academy in 1971.[2]

Wunna Maung Lwin was born in Thaton, Mon State. His father, Lieutenant Colonel Maung Lwin, was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1969 to 1970, under the Burma Socialist Programme Party.[3]


  1. ^ "Burma Issues and Concerns: Locked In, Tied Up: Burma's Disciplined Democracy" 7. Alternative Asean Network on Burma. April 2011. p. 14. 
  2. ^ a b "Cabinet Ministers". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Zay Thu (27 August 2014). "ဒီမိုကရေစီ အစိုးရတွင်လည်း မဆလလူကြီးများ၏ သားသမီးများသာ ရာထူးကြီးများ ရယူထား". Tomorrow (in Burmese). Retrieved 9 July 2015.