Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets British WWII veterans’ association president

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Mr Slim, President of association for World War II Veterans. Myawady
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Mr Slim, President of association for World War II Veterans.
Myawady

Nay Pyi Taw, 23 March — The head of Myanmar’s armed forces pledged to assist an association of British World War II veterans and foster ties between the two countries’ militaries Monday during a meeting in the capital.
The Myanmar’s War Veterans Organization will help the British Burma Star Association in its affairs in Myanmar, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing told Mr John Slim, president of the association for World War II veterans.
Since entering into national politics in Myanmar, representatives of the Tatmadaw have taken part in the lawmaking process without bias, Senior General Min Aung told Mr Slim, a member of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League. Regarding the relations with neighbouring countries, Myanmar has maintained a policy of peaceful co-existence while practicing an independent and active foreign policy, he added.
At the meeting in Nay Pyi Taw Monday, Mr Slim has offered to help Myanmar War Veterans Organization and has recognizing the role of the Tatmadaw in Myanmar’s transition to democracy.
Mr John Slim is the son of Field Marshal William Joseph “Bill” Slim who commanded the Burma Corps during World War II. Mr John Slim retired from the armed forces with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, receiving an honorary promotion to Colonel. He was appointed the Order of British Empire (OBE) the following year.  He is honorary patron of the Graham Layton Trust and serves on other British social organisations.
The senior general and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla enjoyed entertainment of veteran artistes in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day at Thabin Hall of Zeyathiri Beikman, here, on Monday evening. A total of 20 veteran artistes presented Myanmar classical songs and music to the accompaniment of Myawady Band.
One more entertainment will be presented on 24 March.—Myawady

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