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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calls on Cambodian PM H.E. Samdach Maha Sera Pedey Techo HUN SEN


Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calls on Cambodian Prime Minister 
H.E. Samdach Maha Sera Pedey Techo HUN SEN.

Nay Pyi Taw March 9

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who was on his goodwill visit in Cambodia, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister of Cambodia H.E. Samdach Maha Sera Pedey Techo HUN SEN at Peace Palace from 4 pm to 5.30 pm local standard time yesterday.

Also present at the call together with the Senior General were Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo, Myanmar Ambassador to Cambodia U Myint Soe and Military Attaché Col Win Ko. The Cambodian PM was accompanied by the deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Armed Forces of Cambodia and officials.

At the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed belief that the Senior General’s visit further cemented friendly relations between the two countries. He said during his Myanmar goodwill visit in 1996, he saw Myanmar and Cambodia were descendents of the same ancestry, professing the same religion, and having similar culture and features. Literature and alphabets of both countries originated from the same source. The discussion then focused on the military services and political duties at different levels, the adoption of win-win policy for restoring peace as the country cannot gain progress in the absence of peace and stability, the view on Myanmar’s peace process, the truth about the solving of Myanmar’s internal problems within the country, the main difficulty of Myanmar that comes from foreign interferences, his knowledge of the accusations to tarnish Myanmar Tatmadaw’s image, his support for Myanmar amidst the foreign accusations saying that Myanmar violates human rights, the continuous cooperation in solving difficulties as the two countries are the member states of the ASEAN as well as the CLMV.

First, the Senior General conveyed the message of President U Htin Kyaw in which he greeted the Cambodian PM and thanked for the PM’s hospitality during his goodwill visit to Cambodia. Then, the Senior General congratulated Cambodia on efforts for its development during about 20 years period after restoring peace. The Senior General said he believed that as Myanmar and Cambodia are the same in derivation of ethnics, faith in Theravada Buddhism and culture, the both countries would enhance friendly ties and relations. Being members of ASEAN, CLMV and GMS, the both countries have much and better relations each other. During his visit, the Senior General said that he held meetings with the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and the Cambodian Minister of National Defence, on promotion of relations and cooperation between the two armed forces. The Senior General requested the Cambodian Prime Minister to encourage enhancement of relations between the two armed forces. Better friendly relation between the two armed forces is “strength” for the relations between the two countries. The Senior General expressed his firm belief that his goodwill visit to Cambodia will be further strengthening friendly ties between the two countries.

Then, the Senior General explained young democracy in political reform processes being implemented in Myanmar, efforts for achieving success in peace-making processes, and Myanmar’s endeavours to overcome pressure imposed by international community over Bengali issue which happens in Rakhine State. With regard to the peace-making process, the Senior General said that Myanmar which is home to more than 130 ethnics is facing the largest number of armed conflicts of ethnics across the world. As these conflicts are based on ethnic affairs, dogmatisms and religions, the government is facing difficulties in holding meetings with armed ethnic groups for ending the conflicts because those groups are different from one another. At present, eight armed ethnic groups which have signed the NCA continue political discussions and coordination. And, strenuous efforts are being made for urging seven remaining armed ethnic groups to sign the NCA. 

The Senior General explained that Bengalis are not ethnic of Myanmar. Their physical characters are much different from Myanmar’s ethnics. Tasks are being carried out for providing necessary rights to those Bengalis as much as possible by scrutinizing them. The accusations of human rights such as genocide and violation of human rights are not true. The Senior General expressed thanks to Cambodian for its support to Myanmar.

The Myawady Daily

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