Myanmar Coast Guard has to emphasize the rule of law at sea, and humanitarian activities: Senior General

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State Administration Council Chairman Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pays inspection tours at the headquarters of the Myanmar Coast Guard on its second anniversary yesterday.

As the government has established the Myanmar Coast Guard, such a guard needs to emphasize the rule of law at the sea and humanitarian aid to needy persons, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivered an address in honour of the second anniversary of the Myanmar Coast Guard yesterday.
The Myanmar Coast Guard has to serve the duties of protecting the maritime benefit, searching rescue at the sea and environmental conservation, he added.
The Senior General continued that Myanmar is endowed with a wide territorial sea and a long coastal line with a large number of islands which can be defined as natural resources, and economic opportunities. Hence, a concept emerged that it is necessary to establish the coast guard to primarily serve the maritime rule of law duties apart from the Tatmadaw (Navy) and safeguard the territorial sea and coastal areas of the State. So, preparations were made for many years, and observation was made on the establishment of coast guards in other countries, he added.
The Myanmar Coast Guard needs to cooperate with similar forces of neighbouring and regional countries to dutifully serve the assigned missions. To do so, it is necessary to take continuous training. In serving the missions, the Myanmar Coast Guard needs to comprehensively understand the maritime laws, rules and regulations at home and abroad to ease the implementation of their duties as well as to smoothly cooperate with the international community.
The Senior General honoured the Myanmar Coast Guard for its efforts and for serving in the rule of law and defence duties at the territorial sea within two years.
The Senior General urged those from the Myanmar Coast Guard to become a unique force with high capacity.
The Senior General presented prizes to outstanding officers and other ranks of the guard for their efforts in maritime rule of law and searching and rescue missions within two years. The Director-General of the Myanmar Coast Guard accepted the honorary medal for excellent performances of the guard.
The Senior General and party visited the headquarters of the guard and inspected the information collection system, serving of duties, the exhibition of the guard and the library as well as vessels of the guard.
The Myanmar Coast Guard was formed on 6 October 2021 to protect the maritime benefits and blue sea businesses of Myanmar, preventing threats to maritime security, serving the sea rule of law and humanitarian activities, and contributing to the Tatmadaw (Navy) in the emergency period. — MNA/TTA

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