Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Russian officials in Moscow

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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing discusses with the Director-General of Interstate Corporation Developments on a river cruise in Moscow on 24 June. PHOTO: MNA

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visited Myanmar Theravada Buddha Vihara in Moscow on 24 June afternoon during his official tour to Russia Federation to attend the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day parade of Great Patriotic War. The Senior General and party paid homage to the presiding monk of the monastery, Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dhaja Dr Bhaddanta Iccariya, and donated offertories to the monk. The Senior General looked into project site for construction of Sadhamma Jotika ordination hall in the compound of the monastery. In the afternoon, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing held discussions with Indian Defence Minister Mr Rajnath Singh at the Metropol hotel in Moscow. The meeting focussed on enhancement of bilateral relations between the two armed forces, peace and stability of border area, suitable management for border region, cooperation in fighting against terrorists along the border line, progress in implementation of Kaledan project and bilateral security measures on successful completion of the project, collaboration of the two armed forces in security of Indian ocean, conducting training courses when COVID-19 pandemic could be controlled to a certain degree and stronger cooperation between two militaries. The Senior General held interview with RT international television network of Russia at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Moscow. In the evening, the Senior General and party attended dinner hosted by Mr Ivan Ponyakov, the Director-General of Interstate Corporation Developments. On the Moscow river cruise, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party held a meeting with the Director-General on cooperation in development of military technologies and communications sector. During the cruise, the Senior General witnessed urban development situations, scenic views along the river and recreation of people. At 11 pm local time, the Senior General and party enjoyed fireworks setting off to mark the successful celebration of 75th Anniversary Victory Day parade, according to the report of Office of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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