Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Chief of Defence Force of Singapore Armed Forces, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Navy

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Admiral Naris Phatoomsuwan in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Admiral Naris Phatoomsuwan in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief, received Lt-Gen Perry Lim, Chief of the Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces with a Guard of Honour, in front of Zeyar Thiri Beikman in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
The Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and Chief of Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces received the salute from the Guard of Honour and then inspected the Guard of Honour.
Next, Lt-Gen Perry Lim signed the visitors’ book and met with the Tatmadaw commander-in-chief in the meeting hall.
During the meeting, the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief said the country was working with other member countries in the ASEAN. After 2011, the hijacking of ships and other terrorist acts in the Strait of Malacca had significantly reduced with the cooperation of ASEAN countries, including Myanmar, and this will be maintained, claimed the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief.
The chief of the Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces spoke about his understanding of the Tatmadaw’s role in protecting the nation in the Rakhine State affairs, the need for a timely response to terrorist attacks and his wish for peace in Myanmar and the region.
Next, they discussed and exchanged views on increasing friendly visits between officials of the two armed forces, such as sending the Myanmar Tatmadaw officers for training sessions in Singapore and increasing cooperation between the two armed forces.
Later in the afternoon, the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief received Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Admiral Naris Phatoomsuwan, who is visiting Myanmar under the invitation of Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San in Zeyar Thiri Beikman, Nay Pyi Taw.
The two sides discussed matters related to increasing cooperation between their navies through friendly visits by naval vessels, working together to safeguard the territorial waters of both countries, exchanging sports and cultural troupes to enhance friendly relations between the two armed forces, and exchanging trainees. — Myanmar News Agency

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