Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
The Important Role of Oil and Gas in Myanmar’s Foreign Relations
- A state’s endowment in natural resources can often be linked to its choice of policy orientation. As economic growth increases around the world, nations are demanding steadily increasing amounts of oil and gas. Myanmar endows with abundance of oil and gas and occupies a critical geo-strategic position. Myanmar takes the position of political and economic bargain in making relations with her neighbouring countries and enables to reduce political pressure on her through friendly and good relations with regional countries. Moreover the Myanmar government has been trying in the process of reconstructing the country’s infrastructure which needs hard currency. Therefore oil and gas are very important for foreign relations; and it is via energy security that Myanmar and energy hungry countries can be bound together politically and economically more closely than other conditions that have influenced Myanmar’s choice of policy orientation.
Aye Aye Myat
- Mandalay University Research Journal