Thursday, March 9, 2017

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets families of Myanmar Embassy, Office of Military Attaché to Cambodia, visits Phnom Penh

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party pose for documentary photo
 in front of Peace Palace.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party view round booths at Peace Palace.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla present gift to
 Military Attaché Col Win Ko and wife.

Nay Pyi Taw March 10

The Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who is on a goodwill visit in Phnom Penh of Cambodia, this morning arrived at the Peace Palace, where they were welcomed by officials. Next, the Senior General and party visited the Peace Palace where officials conducted them round there.

The Royal Palace of Cambodia  was built in 1886 when King Norodom ruled the country. The Palace is formed with royal halls and the museum for royal regalia. The Silver Pagoda is located southern part in the compound of the palace. The emerald Buddha image built in 16th Century, the prayer halls decorated with mural paintings, tombs of ancient kings, the hall where the Buddha image conveyed from Myanmar in Yadanabon era is being kept, entertainment of playing traditional musical instruments, traditional weaving of silkware, the museum of palanquins of Cambodian kings, and historical photographs booth are being displayed in the precinct of the pagoda to be able to catch attention of local and foreign tourists.

As members of the Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation arrived at Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, officials conducted them round the museum. The museum displays historical documents and documentary photos on torturing and killing many people at Toul Sleng High School as the jail during the internal complicated period of Cambodia around 1975.

Afterwards, the Senior General and party went to the office of the Myanmar Military Attaché (Army, Navy and Air) in Phnom Penh where Military Attaché Col Win Ko reported to the Senior General on tasks being carried out. The Senior General fulfilled the requirements of administrative matters.

On arrival at the Myanmar Embassy in Cambodia, they  were welcomed by the ambassador and families of the office of the military attaché. At his meeting with them at the parlour, the Senior General said the visit is to enhance military cooperation and relations between the two countries. Good military relation is much helpful to the relations between the two countries. Families of the embassy and the military attaché office should work for further strengthening and promoting friendly ties between the two countries. They should strive for the two country’s trade promotion. 

Apart from maritime trade, land trade must also be taken into account. Direct flights will help further promote tourism. They should persuade and organize investors to put more money in the country’s businesses. They should also collectively provide utmost care for Myanmar citizens who are in Cambodia for various reasons. They should also work and live in unity.

Then the Senior General  presented gifts, foodstuff, cloths manufactured by Tatmadaw Textile and Garment Factory and cash assistance to the ambassador and wife, the military attaché and wife, families of the embassy and office of the military attaché and scholars. The embassy families served luncheon to the Senior General and party. Afterwards, group photo was taken.

The delegation left Pochentong military airport in Phnom Penh for Siem Reap at 4.45 pm local standard time.The delegation was seen off at the airport by Vice Chief  of Staff (Navy) of the Royal Armed Forces of Cambodia Vice Admiral Sreang Sary and senior military officers, Ambassador U Myint Soe and officials.

At 5.30 pm local standard time, the Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by the Senior General arrived at Siem Reap Air Base Headquarters and was welcomed by Deputy Commander of No. 4 Military Region of the Royal Armed Forces of Cambodia Major General Sok Saroeum and senior military officers.

The Myawady Daily

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