Recognition of Ukraine: January 19, 1999.
Establishment of Diplomatic Relations: January 19, 1999.
1999 – meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Myanmar in the course of the 54th session of the United Nations General Assembly (New York, USA).
2014 – meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Myanmar in the course of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (New York, USA).
2017 - first ever in the history of bilateral relations official visit of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
After the military coup d’état in Myanmar on February 1, 2021, committed by the military junta, political relations between Ukraine and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar have been suspended.
Trade and Economic Relations
According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the volume of bilateral trade in goods in 2021 made up 45,074 million USD. The Ukrainian export reached 25,547 million USD. Import of Myanmar goods to Ukraine estimated at 19,527 million USD. The trade balance was positive for Ukraine and amounted to 6,02 million USD.
According to the State Customs Service of Ukraine, in 2022 trade turnover between Ukraine and Myanmar equaled 28,09 million USD (export – 11,05 million USD, import – 17,03 million USD) with a negative balance of 5,98 million USD. During the period from January to May in 2023 trade turnover between Ukraine and Myanmar amounted to 11,402 million USD (export – 0,826 million USD, import – 10,576 million USD). The negative balance reached 9,75 million USD.
In 2021 the global economic agencies have witnessed a steady decline in Myanmar's economic performance, big international investors started to leave the country, the functioning of banks is complicated and the inflation rates are rising constantly. The current military leadership imposed restrictions on foreign currency usage and established control over financial transactions that raised concerns on the import and export markets, leading to fuel shortages.
Cultural and Humanitarian Cooperation
Legal basis of the Ukrainian-Myanmar relations consists of 3 documents.
There are no public organizations or associations which unite Ukrainians in Myanmar. There are about 100 Ukrainian citizens who stay in Myanmar.