Nay Pyi Taw, June 15
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing accorded a guard of honour welcome to member of the Central Military Commission, member of the State Council and Minister of National Defence of the People’s Republic of China General Wei Fenghe in front of Zeyathiri Beikman here this morning.
After taking the salute of the Guard of Honour, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and General Wei Fenghe inspected it, followed by the bilateral introduction of senior military officers of both sides.
Also present on the occasion together with the Senior General were 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 and senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army). The visiting Chinese general was accompanied by Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Hong Liang, Lieutenant-General Peng Bo of the People’s Liberation Army, senior PLA officers and the Chinese military attaché in Myanmar.
The visiting Chinese General signed the visitor’s book and met with the Senior General at the meeting hall of the parlour.
The Senior General said Myanmar and China are strategic partner countries, and the amicable relations have existed till today thanks to the leaders of the two countries. Moreover, the relations between the two people and between the two armed forces have always been strengthened. And the current visit would also cement the relations between the two countries and between the two armed forces.
The Chinese defence minister said it was an honour for him to visit Myanmar for the first time after being invited by Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The friendship between the two countries and between the two peoples can be witnessed. His visit was aimed seeking collaboration in bilateral interest through strategic cooperation between China and Myanmar.
Then, both sides cordially discussed strengthening of the friendship between the two armed forces, bilateral cooperation in border region peace and stability and public security for the development of both countries, China’s support for Myanmar in the issues of Buthidaung-Maungtaw region in Rakhine State, strategic cooperation between the two armed forces, cooperation in security at and training affairs, exchange of military medical science, cooperation in sports sector, international security condition and the efforts of the government and the Tatmadaw for internal peace.
After the meeting, the Senior General and the Chinese defence minister exchanged gifts and had a documentary photo taken together with those present.