General Ne Win in UK in 1949
room United Kingdom
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.