The delegation led by the Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister left the Nay Pyi Taw Military Airport by a special flight of Myanmar Airways International on the morning of 10 July to attend the ceremony to hoist a jewel-decorated diamond orb, a pennant-shaped vane and a golden umbrella atop Shwezigon Pagoda in Ethnomir world cultural city in Kaluga in the Russian Federation and arrived at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow in the afternoon at the local standard time. They were welcomed at the airport by Deputy Minister for Defence of the Russian Federation Colonel General Alexander Vasilievich Fomin, Myanmar Ambassador U Lwin Oo, Military Attaché Brig-Gen Moe Kyaw and officials.
At Metropol Hotel in Moscow in the afternoon, the Senior General received a delegation led by Mr Dmitriev Mikhail Arkadievich, Chairman of Russia-Myanmar Friendship Association and discussed enhancement of economic cooperation between the two countries, educational cooperation in sending military and civilian trainees, building friendly relations between two religions of both countries in order to contribute to the development of tourism industry, and promotion of civil cooperation.
In a meeting with the delegation led by Chairman of the Russia-ASEAN Economic Council Mr Ivan Polyakov on 11 July, the Senior General exchanged views on further export of agro-based products, technological cooperation in edible oil crop cultivation and production, enhancement of generating electricity and bilateral export and import sectors.
At the Rosatom State Corporations of Russia, the Senior General met Director-General Mr Alexey Likhachev and party to talk about cooperation in the sectors beneficial to peoples of both countries in atomic energy technological cooperation arena, conducting the science and research, manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, agriculture, livestock, industry and foodstuff sectors through the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
The Senior General also received Director-General of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos Dr Dmitry Rogozin who is in a capacity of Special Envoy of the Russian Federation on International Space Affairs, and party at the State Space Corporations Roscosmos and exchanged views on the development of science and technology sectors and improvement of human resources. Meetings were held separately.
After the meetings, the Senior General exchanged gifts with the Director-General of the Rosatom State Corporations and chairman of the Russia-ASEAN Economic Council and the Director-General of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos and Special Envoy of the Russian Federation on International Space Affairs.
At the meeting, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Rosatom State Corporation of the Russian Federation signed a memorandum of understanding.
At the Myanmar embassy and the office of the Myanmar military attaché, the Senior General met with officers and staff. On the occasion, the Senior General stressed that diplomatic relations are of importance in holding relations with other countries, and those diplomats are key players to initiate the betterment of military and civilian relations. The Russian Federation and Myanmar have been sustaining good relations in economic, education, cultural and other sectors of history. Staff members from the Myanmar embassy and the office of the Myanmar military attaché are to join hands with each other in unison for serving the State duties abroad. They have to help solve the difficulties of Myanmar citizens who arrive in the Russian Federation for many reasons and arrange a smooth process for Russians wishing to go to Myanmar for many reasons. Those staff members need to serve their assignments dutifully by giving a helping hand to each other so as to uplift the prestige of the nation and the nationals.
The Senior General and his wife presented gifts to officers and staff of both offices through Ambassador U Lwin Oo and his wife, and Brig-Gen Moe Kyaw and his wife and officials.
Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of the Senior General and party, outstanding male and female officers who accompany the Senior General visited the Red Square of Moscow, Zaryadye Park, Paryashchiy Bridge and VDNKh Park.
The Senior General held talks with Chief Executive Officer Mr Alexander Mikheev of the Rosoboronexport Company aboard the vessel in the Moscow River in the evening and then visited the Moscow River and viewed round development undertakings of Moscow. — MNA