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Kyaw Tin
Union Minister of International Cooperation
In office
23 November 2017 – 1 February 2021
DeputyHau Do Suan (2020-2021)
Preceded byposition established
Succeeded byKo Ko Hlaing
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
MinisterAung San Suu Kyi
Preceded byTin Oo Lwin
Succeeded byKyaw Myo Htut
Myanmar ambassador to Canada
In office
19 April 2011 – 2013
MinisterWunna Maung Lwin
Preceded byAye
Succeeded byHau Do Suan
Personal details
Born (1955-10-31) October 31, 1955 (age 68)
Wuntho, Sagaing Region
Alma mater

Kyaw Tin (Burmese: ကျော်တင်; born 31 October 1955) is former union minister for International Cooperation of Myanmar. He also served as deputy minister of Foreign Affairs under Aung San Suu Kyi. As of November 2021, Kyaw Tin continued to be recognized by ASEAN as Myanmar's foreign minister.[1][2]

Early life and education

Kyaw Tin was born on 31 October 1955 in Wuntho of Sagaing Division. He graduated with a masters degree with Mathematics from Yangon University and earned his post-graduate diploma in environmental management from Dresden University of Technology in Germany.


Foreign affairs

Kyaw Tin served in the foreign affairs services for approximately 30 years.

Year Duty
1982-1983 Chancellor in Canberra
1983-1984 Deputy Assistant Director of the International Organizations Division
1984-1986 Third Secretary at the New York Permanent Mission 
1986-1987 Deputy Assistant Director of International Organizations and Economic Department
1987-1991 Second Secretary at the Embassy in Bangkok
1991-1994 head of Branch 1 of the International Organizations and Economic Department
1994-1997 First Secretary/Second Secretary at Myanmar's Permanent Mission in Geneva
1997-1999 Assistance Director of the International Organizations and Economic Department
1999- 2001 Deputy Director of the International Organizations and Economic Department
2001-2003 Deputy Chief of Mission/Counsellor in Jakarta
2003-2005 Counsellor at the Permanent Mission in New York 
2005-2006 Director of the South and West Asia Division, Political Department of MOFA
2007- 2008 Deputy Director-General of Political Department of MOFA
2008-2011 Director -General of Political Department of MOFA
2011-2013 Ambassador of Myanmar to Canada
2013- ?? Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations



Kyaw Tin became the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs under Aung San Suu Kyi.In April 2016, Aung San Suu Kyi hold the post, State Counsellor.So she can't attend to some foreign ministers meetings. Kyaw Tin attended to the Foreign Meetings as deputy minister of Foreign Affairs.In 2017, Htin Kyaw formed the new ministry, International Cooperation and appointed Kyaw Tin as union minister.Since then Kyaw Tin attended to foreign ministers meetings as minister of International Cooperation.[5]

In the aftermath of the military-led 2021 Myanmar coup d'état, the Tatmadaw appointed Ko Ko Hlaing as Kyaw Tin's successor for International Cooperation minister on 1 February 2021.[6]


  2. ^ "Can ASEAN overcome the 'Myanmar curse'?". Nikkei Asia. Retrieved 2022-08-04.
  3. ^ "New Burmese Ambassador to Canada: a messenger for new regime in Burma?". Archived from the original on 2021-05-11.
  4. ^ "New Permanent Representative of Myanmar Presents Credentials".
  5. ^ "ပြည်ထောင်စုအစိုးရအဖွဲ့ရုံးဝန်ကြီးဌာနနှင့် အပြည်ပြည်ဆိုင်ရာ ပူးပေါင်းဆောင်ရွက်ရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာနတို့ကို တိုးချဲ့ဖွဲ့စည်းမည်" (in Burmese).
  6. ^ "Tatmadaw names new govt officials". The Myanmar Times. 2021-02-01. Archived from the original on 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
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