NAY PYI TAW April 8
At the invitation of member of the Central Military Commission and Chief of the Joint Staff Department of the People’s Republic of China Gen.Li Zuocheng, a Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing left Nay Pyi Taw Airport for China this morning.
The Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by the Senior General were seen off at the airport by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win,Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San,Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command,Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr.Hong Liang and officials.
On arrival at Chagshui Airport in Kunming of China, the Senior General and party were welcomed by Political Commissar Maj.Gen. Yu Kun of Yunnan Province Military Region, Vice Governor of Yunnan Province Mr. Zhanguo Hua and senior military officers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army,Consul General of Kunming U Soe Paing,Myanmar Military Attaché (Army, Navy and Air) Brig-Gen Tint Hsan and officials.Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan Province Mr. Chen Hao hosted a luncheon to the Senior General and party. After the luncheon, the Senior General presented gifts to the Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan Province and officials.
In the afternoon, the Senior General and party left Chagshui Airport of Kunming and arrived at Nanyuan military airport in Beijing in the evening. They were welcomed at the airport by Myanmar Ambassador to China U Thit Linn Ohn and offi cials from the Office for International Military Cooperation of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. The Senior General and party arrived at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse where they will stay.
The Senior General was accompanied by Lt-Gen Than Tun Oo, Lt-Gen Soe Htut and senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) as delegation members. During the goodwill visit, the Senior General will hold talks with leaders of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and tour training schools, factories and significant places.