Myanmar establishes diplomatic ties with Luxembourg

August 16th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar has established diplomatic ties with Luxembourg, the third country that Myanmar forged links so far in 2012 after Malawi and Bhutan, said official sources Thursday.

The diplomatic establishment with Luxembourg has brought the total number of countries in the world with which Myanmar has such links to 107 since it regained independence in 1948, reported Xinhua.

According to the foreign ministry, Myanmar has so far set up embassies in 30 countries and two permanent missions in New York and Geneva, and four consulates-general in Hong Kong, Kunming and Nanning, and Kolkata.

Total 28 countries have their embassies in Myanmar. In addition, China and India have respectively set up consulates-general in Myanmar’s Mandalay, the second largest city, while Switzerland in Yangon and Bangladesh in Sittway have their consulates-general.

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