Nay Pyi Taw August 24
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who is in the Russian Federation, met Tatmadaw officers attending post-graduate courses, doctoral courses and Doctor of Science course in the Russian Federation at the main hall of the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia in Moscow this morning.
Also present at the meeting were Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung, Maj-Gen Moe Myint Tun, Maj-Gen Soe Win and senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), Myanmar Military Attaché (Army, Navy and Air) Brig-Gen Nyunt Swe, and officer trainees attending post-graduate courses, doctoral courses and Doctor of Science course in Russia.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party arrived at D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia and were welcomed by Pro-Rector Dmitry SAKHAROV, administrative officials and officer trainees.
At the meeting hall, the pro-rector presented a report on the officer trainees from Myanmar who attended the university and who are attending the university at present and subjects lectured at the university. The Senior General explained the sending of Tatmadaw officer scholars to Russia.
Speaking to the officer trainees, the Senior General said the sending of Tatmadawmen to Russia for study started in 2001. Since then, post graduates, doctoral degree holders and those outstanding students with the highest degree of Doctor of Science have emerged. As a result, Myanmar Tatmadaw officers have been able to catch up with their foreign counterparts.
The Tatmadaw also praised those brilliant officers with rewards. The Tatmadaw’s main duty is national defence. In this context, efforts are being made to build the Tatmadaw a standard army. In building up a standard army, the Tatmadaw with a farsighted view has been trying to improve individuals’ skills and power, combat skills, organizational skills, administrative skills and leadership skills as well as educational skills. Emphasis is placed on the education promotion of the whole Tatmadaw. Now, military officers are allowed to study courses on international relations with the aim of turning out skilled and qualified officers. As the trainees have to take training courses by spending money, time and energy, they need to study their respective subjects until completion. In building up a country or a Tatmadaw, those who shoulder their duties must have capability and leadership skills, said the Senior General.
Then, the Senior General said everybody has to enjoy equal rights. The rights are different at levels depending on their efforts. Although all cannot win the position one they have chance to clinch the position one, so he urged them to try their best. The Senior General stressed the need to value and to control themselves in all sectors including lifestyle not to harm the way to progress of their lives. Wherever they live, they need to have behaviors as a good Tatmadaw member.
As they all are pursuing education abroad, they need to forge brotherly spirit and family spirit in unity. The Tatmadaw, being a good organization in unity and family spirit with good obedience, is carrying the tasks under the leaderships at different levels. Leaders must fairly control subordinates with leadership spirit and fatherly spirit. To do so, basic leadership courses have been given to them at the training schools. The Senior General stressed the need for them to live with mutual respect between those at superior and inferior levels.
Next, the Senior General explained progress of Myanmar on the path of multi-party democracy, endeavours for achieving internal peace, and striving for uplift of capability of the Tatmadaw.
After the meeting, the Senior General presented foodstuffs and cash awards for officer trainees who are attending various universities in Russia through officer representatives from respective universities. Later, the Senior General cordially greeted the officer trainees.