General Ne Win in UK 1949
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July 1949

General Ne Win in UK 1949

room United Kingdom

people General Ne Win Ernest Bevin U Hla Maung Bo Setkya U Ohn

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In July 1949, General Ne Win at the UK Foreign Office together with U Hla Maung (then Burmese Ambassador to Thailand) Bo Setkya, and Burmese Ambassador to the UK ("San Shay") U Ohn (who translated for General Ne Win). They were there to meet British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin as part of a week-long visit. General Ne Win then went on to Washington. In 1949, General Ne Win was Deputy Prime Minister as well Commander-in-Chief of the Burma Armed Forces. Possible peace talks between the Burma Government and the Karen National Union was high on the agenda.

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