Our mission

The British Government is encouraging and supporting Burma’s transition. We want Burma to become a stable, prosperous and democratic country, playing a positive role in the international community and supporting British interests.

Government departments, in particular the FCO, DFID, DIT and MOD, work closely together to support transition in Burma, facilitated by the British Embassy in Rangoon and, where appropriate, working with the grain of Burmese-led reform processes.

Building prosperity with South East Asia

As part of South East Asia, Burma is part of a diverse and distinct region that represents a number of opportunities for the UK. As such, there is an opportunity to advance UK interests by taking a regional approach in addition to bilateral activities.