Field Training Exercise of ADMM Plus Experts’ Working Group on Counter-Terrorism (EWG on CT) successfully finished

Field Training Exercise of the ADMM Plus

Experts’ Working Group on Counter-Terrorism (EWG on CT), co-chaired by Myanmar and Russia, was held at Sergeevsky Training Ground in Primorsky Krai, Vladivostok, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia, from 26 to 29 September.
Myanmar military personnel who participated in the exercise arrived at Vladivostok International Airport of the Russian Federation on the evening of 22 September and then the representative military personnel from Myanmar and Russian Armed Forces conducted preparatory measures for Field Training Exercise from 23 to 25.
On 26 September, a military parade to mark the opening ceremony of the Field Training Exercise was held at Sergeevsky Training Ground. Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy, Air) General Maung Maung Aye attended the event, along with officers and other ranks who participated in the exercise, senior military officers and members from ASEAN member states and partner countries, including Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
The Chief of the Russian Pacific Naval Fleet Admiral Viktor Nikolayevich Liina delivered the opening speech, the flag marking the exercise was hoisted, and the military parade continued as per the agenda.
In the afternoon, the participants prepared for the exercise at the temporary Training Camp of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) as per the training programme. Before the exercise, the Co-Chairs: Lt-Gen Htein Win, Chief of Armed Forces Training from Myanmar and Vice-Admiral Berezovsky Denis Valentinovich from Russia delivered opening speeches, and the exercise was continued.
The training was conducted in two parts: training with commanding units and practical training by field units. From 27 to 28 September, the training with commanding units took place at the Far Eastern Federal University. Led by representatives from Myanmar and Russia, the participants discussed the operation plan drafted during the Table Top Exercise hosted in Myanmar while operational and tactical groups sought approval for the training arrangements, and drafted the first phase of counter-terrorism operations.
As the second part of the training, the participants from the ASEAN member states and partner countries conducted the preparatory measures for the practical training by field units from 23 to 28 September. On the morning of 29 September, the troops from various countries in the field training exercise successfully performed the practical exercise to conduct an operation drill and combat the area controlled by terrorists with the supporting fire of relevant military corps.
During the training period, delegates from various countries visited the prominent places such as the Anna Shchetinina woman hero statue, Glavnaya Ploshchad square, Pacific Navy Fleet museum, the submarine museum, the marine museum and the Russian historical museum.
Led by the Co-chairs from Myanmar and Russia of the ADMM Plus Experts’ Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, the Table Top Exercise was successfully organized in Nay Pyi Taw of Myanmar from 2 to 4 August and the Field Training Exercise in Vladivostok of Russia from 26 to 29 September aiming to combat terrorists and terrorism based on mutual understanding and belief, friendships among ASEAN member states and partner countries.
Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (2-10-2023)

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