In the history of Myanmar (Burma), Local Myanmar investment, international and diplomatic relations have existed since ancient times. In 801-802 AD, a Pyu monarch of Myanmar (Burma) sent envoys to China via Nan Cho and established foreign relations.
King Anawrahta, Bayint Naung and Alaung Paya, during their reign , integrated small states and established great Myanmar (Buram). During that periods, political, economic, cultural
and diplomatic ties with Sri Lanka, Assam, Manipur, Bengal, India, China, Lin Sin ( laos), Chiang Mai, Ayuthaya ( Thailand), Anan and Champa (Vietnam), Yun (Cambodia) and Malay had been in force. During Konbaung Dynasty founded by King Alaung Paya, diplomatic ties and international relations were promoted considerably.. Myanmar (Burma) ministers such as Kinwun Mingyi and Thandawgyi U Cheint visited neighbouring countries and European nations including England, Italy, Spain and Portugal and established relations.
After independence, Myanmar (Burma) established international relations based firmly on the Five Principles of equality and peaceful co-existence and actively participated in world affairs as and when circumstances permitted.
Myanmar (Burma) maintains diplomatic and consular relations with 84 countries in all five continents of the world. Myanmar (Burma) has established embassies in 30 countries namely Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea(south), Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam and Yugoslavia. In addition, there are Myanmar Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. It also maintains consulates General in Hong Kong and in Kunming(China).
There are 27 foreign embassies resident in Yangon (Yangoon). There is also a Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Mandalay and a Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sittway. Two offices of the Honorary Consulate have also been opened. There are 38 Ambassadors who have concurrently accredited to Myanmar. The United Nations is represented by UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, WHO, UNDCP and UNHCR offices in Yangon (Yangoon).