Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received German Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch at Zeyarthiri Hall on Thursday.
The Senior General said Germany had cooperated with and assisted the country as a good friend throughout the history.
Good military relations have been maintained between the two nations and Germany was Myanmar’s true friend, he added.
He also called for further cooperation in all possible areas between the two armed forces.
In his response, the German Ambassador echoed the defence chief’s wish to enhance military diplomacy for further cooperation between armed forces in the future.
He went on to say Germany understands the difficulties of working in an atmosphere of ethnic diversity and it is impossible for the Tatmadaw to leave the political arena before the country can find a lasting peace.
Germany will lend a helping hand to the peace process of Myanmar to the greatest possible degree, he added.
The Commander-in-Chief said Myanmar is on the path towards multi-party democracy that is suitable for its objective conditions and the Tatmadaw’s wish is to march on the correct track.
Also present at the call 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 Hla Htay Win and senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief.