Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Minister of Defence Army General Sergey K. Shoigu welcomes and holds talks with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Russian Defence Minister inspect Guard of Honour.

Officers carry the wreath to be laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flfl ame at Alexander Garden in Moscow.

Nay Pyi Taw June 21

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing who is on a goodwill visit to Russia Federation at the invitation of Minister of Defence Army General Sergey K. Shoigu of Russia was accorded a guard-of-honour welcome by the Minister of Defence at 11.30 am local standard time yesterday.

On arrival at the venue where the welcoming ceremony would be held, the delegation led by the Senior General was greeted by officials of the Ministry of Defence. Then, the Senior General and the Russian Defence Minister took the salute of the Guard of Honour and inspected it, followed by the bilateral introduction of military leaders of both sides.

Also present on the occasion together with the Senior General were Lt-Gen Soe Htut of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), senior military officers, and Myanmar Military Attaché (Army, Navy and Air) Brig-Gen Nyunt Swe. The Russian Minister was accompanied by Deputy Minister Alexander Fomin and officials. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and the Russian Defence Minister held talks at the meeting hall of the ministry.

At the meeting, the Russian Defence Minister expressed condolences for the deaths of officers, other ranks and officers caused by the Y-8 plane crash tragedy of Myanmar Tatmadaw, and the Senior General expressed thanks for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s letter of condolences for the plane crash on 8 June and the Russian Defence Minister’s words of condolences.The two discussed promotion of cooperation between two armed forces, security cooperation,dispatching of Myanmar military personnel to military medical training in Russia, holding of sports events between two armed forces, promotion of cooperation between ASEAN and Russia, exchange of the visit of naval ships as well as high-ranking officials between two armed forces, and dispatching more Myanmar military officials for scholarship training in Russia.

The Senior General and the Russian Defence Minister then exchanged gifts.


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