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New foreign minister in Burma

Saturday, November 14, 1998 Published at 14:55 GMT
World: Asia-Pacific

New foreign minister in Burma

A new foreign minister has been appointed in Burma as part of a reshuffle of
posts in the military-run government.

The ruling State Peace and Development Committee says he's the Burmese
ambassador to Britain, U Win Aung.

He replaces U Ohn Gyaw, who is retiring.

A number of new deputy ministers have also been appointed to the government.

The changes come exactly a year after the ruling junta changed its name and
sacked a number of generals from the government for alleged corruption.

Observers say there is little indication in the latest appointments of any
dramatic change in policy.

>From the newsroom of the BBC World Service