Until the late 1980s, Germany’s substantial development assistance was a key element in its relations with Burma (known as Myanmar since 1989). Following the military’s brutal suppression of…
Thanks to the Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office, the temples of Bagan, an important cultural heritage site and tourist attraction, are being preserved, both as important testimony to the culture of Myanmar and for the benefit of future generations.
A precious artefact from Myanmar has, for the first time ever, been presented to the public as a 3D scan: the Golden Letter from King Alaungphaya of Burma to Britain's King George II. The project was supported by the Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office.
Behind the scenes: impressions from an extraordinary trip.
The situation of the Rohingya is the principal focus of the Foreign Minister’s trip from 18 to 20 November. Gabriel will also attend the ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
There was rather more than the standard rendition of “Happy Birthday” in Yangon when Germany and Myanmar marked 60 years of diplomatic relations.