Monday, March 6, 2017

Tatmadaw really wants peace and is against war as it has been experiencing armed conflfl icts for many years

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calls on Vietnamese President H.E.Mr.Tran Dai Quang.

Nay Pyi Taw March 7

Vietnam suffered from the war with the US that lasted for over 20 years, and as for Myanmar, till now the country has been solving the armed ethnic conflicts that broke out since 1948. Since 2011, the Tatmadaw has been contributing collective efforts for the firmness and stability of the multi-party democracy system of the country. It is striving to end the armed conflicts for national peace and stability. The Tatmadaw really wants peace and is against war as it has been experiencing the armed conflicts for many years, said Commander-in- Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing during his courtesy call on President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam-SRV H.E.Mr.Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace at 4 pm local standard time today. The  Senior General is on a goodwill visit in Vietnam.

Present at the call together with the Senior General were Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air)  General Mya Tun Oo, senior military officers, Myanmar Ambassador to Vietnam U Kyaw Soe Win, Military Attaché Col Aung Kyaw Oo. The SRV President was accompanied by Head of President Office Mr. Dac Viet Trung, Deputy Minister for National Defence Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh and officials. 

At the call, the Vietnamese President said the goodwill visit would further promote amity and cooperation between the two countries. Vietnam would like to make multi-sector cooperation in politics, economy, social and defence. Promoting cooperation in training, sports and medical sectors between armed forces of the two countries would further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and the people of both countries. He would like to express his delight at the successful cooperation between armed forces of the two countries. As both countries are ASEAN members, they were to work towards the ASEAN development and then the global development. He would like to wish to achieve a greater success in cooperation between armed forces of the two countries and ensure more development of Myanmar Tatmadaw.

Afterwards, the Commander-in- Chief said he took pride in assuming the duties of the Vietnamese president. President U Htin Kyaw conveyed his greeting message to the Vietnamese President and invited him to pay a goodwill visit to Myanmar at a convenient time. According to their histories, Myanmar and Vietnam have been  the friendly nations which helped each other in their independence struggles. The relations built by the successive leaders of the two armed forces are being further cemented under the current two leaderships and such a tradition will be handed down to the future generations. As both countries are ASEAN as well as CLMV members, they have more relations and communications. During this visit, both countries agreed to promote cooperation between the two militaries in the areas of security, defence, training, sports and medicine.

The Senior General continued to say that he was glad and honoured to see much development in five years in this second visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. It needs to promote trading 

due to the data of bilateral trade. He called for considering the fact that if Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and India implement the inland trade among them due to far distance of maritime trade between Myanmar and Vietnam, those countries will have much benefit.

The President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam recounted his experience that he had visited Myanmar at a time when he discharged duty of the Minister of Public Security. He expressed his belief for achieving success in cooperation tasks as both countries have been helping each other in many issues. He pledged to promote cooperation between governments and peoples of the two  countries by securing greater progress in all sectors.  hen, the Senior General presented the commemorative emblem and gifts to the Vietnamese President.

The Myawady Daily

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