The British Council is deeply concerned by the ongoing tensions in Myanmar and our thoughts are with those whose lives are affected. As an organisation that champions the values of the UK and supports peace and prosperity, we will continue to do our part to build trust and create opportunities for engagement between the people of our two countries.

Having built connections in Myanmar for over 70 years, we are committed to maintaining our presence and work in the arts and culture, education and the English language, in alignment with guidance from the UK government. As the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations, we believe it is more important than ever to support individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world.