Myanmar Bangladesh Bilateral Relations

I. INTRODUCTION

Myanmar opened counselor office at Dhaka on 26 March 1951 . After Bangladesh got the independent from East Pakistan on 16 December 1971 , Myanmar and Bangladesh have close and cordial ties since the founding of Bangladesh in 1972. On 13 January 1972, Myanmar accorded recognition to Bangladesh. Myanmar was one of the first countries to recognize Bangladesh. The two countries established diplomatic relations at Embassy level on 21 March 1972.

(i) Chronology of Diplomatic Relations

Date of Establishment of Diplomatic Relation 21 March 1972
Opening Date of Mission in Bangladesh 21 March 1972
Opening Date of Mission in Myanmar 21 March 1972

Appointment of Ambassador

No

Myanmar

Bangladesh

Name

Date

Name

Date

1. H.EMr.Khwaja Mohammed Kaisar 24-10-72 H.E U Maung Maung 02-06-75
2 H.E Mr.Sayyid Anwarul Karium 06-07-76 H.E U Thein Win 10-12-77
3 H.E Mr.Zahiruddin 20-06-78 H.E U Thein Han 04-10-82
4 H.E Mr.Sayed Najmuddin Hashim 26-06-80 H.E U Soe Myint 12-06-86
5 H.E Mr.M.Keramat Ali 06-09-82 H.E U Hla Myint Oo 08-09-93
6 H.E A.Z.Mustafizur Rahman 16-11-84 H.E U Tint Lwin 13-04-96
7 H.E.Mr.AZM Enayetullah 17-11-87 H.E U Ohn Twin 26-10-00
8 H.E Mr.MOstafa Faruque 22-06-09 H.E U Thein Myint 18-12-03
9 H.E Brig.Chowdhury Khaleqzzaman (Retd) 17-12-93 H.E U Nyan Lynn 03-05-07
10 H.E Jahangir Saddat 09-07-97 H.E U Phae Thann Oo 19-08-08
11 H.E Ahmed Rahim 10-03-00 H.E U Min Lwin 21-04-2011
12 H.E.A.B Manjoor Rahim 15-10-02 H.E U Myo Myint Than  
13 H.E Mohammed Kairuzzaman 09-09-05    
14 H.E. Major General Abu Roshde Rokonuddowla 24-08-07    
15 H.E Major General Anup Kumar Chakma, ndc, psc 11-11-09    

(ii) Exchange of visits

The following is the table of exchange of visits of state between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

  1. Visits to Bangladesh by Myanmar Delegations

No.

Name / Designation of Delegation

Rank

Year

1 U Ne Win President 26-29 April 1974
2 U Ne Win President 22-24 May 1979
3 U Ne Win President 22 Nov. 1980
4 Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and
Development Council
17-18 Dec. 2002
5 Gen.Khin Nyunt Prime Minister April 2004
6 Gen. Thura Shwe Mann Member of SPDC September 2005
7 Vice Senior General Maung Aye Vice President of the State Peace and Development Council October 2008
  1. Visits to Bangladesh by Myanmar Delegations

No

Name / Designation of Delegation

Rank

Year

1 Major-General Ziaur Rahman President 20-30 July 1977
2 His Excellency Abdus Sattar President 23-25 Feb. 1982
3 H.E Ershad President 26-28 April 1988
4 H.E Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister 5-7 December 2011