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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tatmadaw goodwill delegation visits Aerial Defence Force and Air Force HQ, Military Medical Academy, Vietnam National Institute of Burn


Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party pose for a group photo together with the commandant of Vietnam Military Medical Academy.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits Vietnam National Institute of Burn.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party, Vietnam Military Medical Academy commandant and senior officers plant a magnolia tree.

Nay Pyi Taw March 8

The Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing which was on its goodwill visit in Vietnam arrived at Vietnam Aerial Defence Force and Air Force headquarters at 8.15 am local standard time today. The delegation was welcomed by Commander of Aerial Air Defence and Vietnam People’s Air Force Lt. Gen. Le Huy Vinh and senior officers. The Senior General and the Vietnamese commander took the salute of the guard of honour and then inspected it. After introducing the senior military officials of both sides attending the ceremony in turn, documentary photo session followed.

At the parlour of the HQ, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Lt. Gen. Le Huy Vinh held talks. First, Lt. Gen. Le Huy Vinh recounted the history of the Aerial Air Defence and the Air Force, shooting down of enemy planes during the war, the current aerial defence operations, active participation in the aerial defence operations of the ASEAN region and cooperation in aerial defence and air force between the armed forces of the two countries.

The Senior General honoured brilliant services of Vietnamese aerial defence force and air force during the war, saying, the ability to crush powerful enemy air forces indicated their high capability. The experiences during the Vietnam war are much valuable for the national defence. Due to such experiences, today’s Vietnam is standing at the top of Southeast Asia and Asia. In modern wars, air supremacy can acquire an edge over military affairs. Nowadays, small countries are facing threats of military power despite no external danger. Such a thing should not be taken for granted and there must always be readiness. In this regard, training plays a key role. Myanmar is always training the air forces and air defence troops so as to gain experience. The country also wants to share experiences with the Vietnamese armed forces. Both the armed forces will cooperate in air defence and air force affairs. 

Next, the Senior General and party arrived at Air Defence and Air Force Museum where they were welcomed by officials. They viewed historic documentary photos, records on successes and achievements during Vietnam War, historic arms and ammunition and equipment. They were conducted round the museum by the officials. The Senior General and party then studied Vietnam’s military aircrafts, helicopters and guns for air defence.

In the afternoon, the Senior General and party went to Vietnam Military Medical Academy and were welcomed by Commandant Lt. Gen. Nguyen Trang Chinh and senior military officers. At the parlour of the academy, the commandant extended greetings. Then, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said Vietnam Military Medical Academy is the most experienced military medical institute. It is well known for curing burns and skin damage. Myanmar’s defence services medical corps was born of the Tatmadaw. It is shouldering medical duties for the health of Tatmadaw families as well as the people. The Senior General said that the Tatmadaw medical force has considerable experience in treating malaria, which is a common disease in Myanmar, and kidney problems. Recently, it has also gained certain experience in treating eye and heart problems. He stressed the need to exchange medical expertise with international community, saying that frontier of pathology is always  advancing. He said further discussions would be made to exchange health care experiences with Vietnamese Armed Forces and send military scholars to learn treatment of skin problems.

The Senior General then signed the visitors’ book of the academy, and posed for documentary photo together with those present. He then exchanged emblems with the commandant of the academy. The commandant and the management explained the history of the academy, its three duties, namely, treatment, research and training, and progress in treatment of burns and skin damages. The Senior General and party asked questions for their knowledge and discussed sending of scholars from Myanmar Tatmadaw.

The Senior General and party, the academy commandant and senior military officers planted a magnolia tree in the compound of academy to mark the visit of the Senior General. They then posed for documentary photo in front of the building of the academy. The Senior General and party, together with the academy commandant visited Vietnam Institute of Burn. The management of the institute welcomed them, conducted them around the labs and explained plant tissue culture, and traditional medicines made from herbs. At the intensive care unit, they explained treatment of patients with burns and skin problems. The Senior General and party, the Commandant of Vietnam Military Medical Academy and senior military officers posed for documentary photos.

The Myawady Daily

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