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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MYANMAR PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

Presentation of Credentials
Myanmar

 

Myint Thu, the new Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Thu had been serving as Ambassador of Myanmar to Japan since 2019. He served as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar from 2017 to 2019; as Director-General at the Ministry’s Department for the Affairs of the Association of South-East Asian Nations from 2016 to 2017; and as Director-General of the Strategic Studies and Training Department of the Ministry in 2015.

Mr. Thu served as Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Myanmar to the Association of South-East Asian Nations in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2010 to 2013. He was Director of the Department for the Affairs of the Association of South-East Asian Nations from 2006 to 2010. He served as a Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Myanmar to the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2002 to 2006. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar in June 1990, after working for five years at the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.

Mr. Thu has represented Myanmar in various meetings and conferences of the Association of South-East Asian Nations, the United Nations and other international organizations. He has a Bachelor of Agriculture from the Institute of Agriculture in Yezin, Myanmar (1985) and a Master of Public Administration from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (2009). He was born on 6 June 1963 in Yangon, Myanmar.

 

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