Wunna Maung Lwin

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Wunna Maung Lwin
Secretary Kerry Poses for a Photo With Burmese Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin Before Their Meeting in New York City (21700838510) (cropped).jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
30 March 2011 – 30 March 2016
PresidentThein Sein
Preceded byNyan Win
Succeeded byAung San Suu Kyi
Permanent Representative to the United Nations[1]
In office
2007 – 30 March 2011
LeaderThan Shwe
Succeeded byMaung Wai
Personal details
Born30 May 1952 (1952-05-30) (age 66)
Thaton, Mon State, Burma
Political partyUSDP(2010-2016 )
Spouse(s)Lin Lin Tin
ParentsMaung Lwin (father)
Alma materDefence Services Academy
Methodist English High School
Military service
Allegiance Burma
Branch/serviceMyanmar Armed Forces
Years of service1971-1998
RankColonel Tatmadaw.gif Colonel

Wunna Maung Lwin (Burmese: ဝဏ္ဏမောင်လွင်; born 30 May 1952[2]) was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar from March 2011 to March 2016. 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, Belgium and EU from 2004 to 2007 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 a Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1969 to 1970, under the Burma Socialist Programme Party.[3]


  • Wai Moe (13 July 2011). "Wunna Maung Lwin: Military Commander to Foreign Minister". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  1. ^ "Burma Issues and Concerns: Locked In, Tied Up: Burma's Disciplined Democracy". 7. Alternative Asean Network on Burma. April 2011: 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.