Nay Pyi Taw January 12
Agricultural and livestock breeding tasks that local people can carry out for development of Rakhine State, the creation of job opportunities and economic infrastructures and the provision of technological aid are more beneficial and can contribute to the livelihoods of the local residents, and these are the things they want, said Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as he received H.E. Mr. Taro KONO, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, at the parlour of Zeyathiri Villa, here, this afternoon.
Also present at the call together with the Senior General were Lt-Gen Hsan Oo, Lt-Gen Nyo Saw and Lt-Gen Soe Htut of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) and senior military officers. The Japanese minister was accompanied by Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Director General of the Japanese Foreign Affairs Ministry Mr. Shigeki TAKIZAKI, Japanese Military Attaché Col. Kei TAJIKA and officials.
During the meeting, they discussed improving bilateral relationships, Japanese aid for Myanmar’s independence, Japanese help for the country walking along democracy road, security affairs on Asian trade route, Rakhine incidents and internal peace efforts, Tatmadaw’s help for protection of the State and the people, Japanese aid to be provided for Rakhine State and bilateral cooperation between the two armed forces.
After the meeting, the Senior General and the Japanese minister exchanged gifts and had a documentary photo taken together with those present.