Nay Pyi Taw, April 3
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Myanmar H.E. Mr. LEE Sang-hwa, at Bayintnaung Parlor in Nay Pyi Taw this afternoon.
Also present at the call were Lt-Gen Soe Htut of the Offi ce of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) and senior military offi cers, and the Korean Ambassador was accompanied by Military Attaché Col. HONG Jongkee and offi cials.
The Senior General said that Myanmar and Korea have maintained friendly diplomatic ties for several decades and the two armed forces could establish close defence cooperation through exchange of goodwill visits.
Myanmar provided assistance to Korea in 1950 Korea Peninsula incident. While maintaining the existing ties, there are considerable opportunities at present for cooperation in a wide range of sectors including economy, culture, health, sports, trade and agriculture.
Though Tatmadaw is performing the State defence duty, it does not want war, and is therefore striving to achieve permanent peace. Every armed forces in every country should always try to enhance its defence capability in order to protect lives and property of their countries and their people.
The Korean Ambassador said that the two countries maintained good relations for many years and that his president told him before he came to Myanmar that the relationship between Myanmar and Korea is going from strength to strength year by year and that the two countries can work together for development as they share a lot in common in terms of history and culture.
The two exchanged frank views on Myanmar’s internal peace process, potential for closer cooperation between two armed forces, and in agriculture and other economic sectors of Myanmar.
The Senior General and the Korean Ambassador exchanged gifts after the meeting.