General Ne Win in UK 1949
room United Kingdom
This photograph, taken in July 1949, shows General Ne Win (far left) at the Foreign Office in London together with U Hla Maung (then Burmese Ambassador to Thailand), Bo Setkya, and Burmese Ambassador to the UK, U Ohn ("San Shay"), 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.