Thai King confers Knight Grand Cross honour on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Chief of Defence Force of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Gen. Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan inspect the Guard of Honour in Thailand. Photo: MNA
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Chief of Defence Force of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Gen. Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan inspect the Guard of Honour in Thailand. Photo: MNA

At the invitation of the Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Gen. Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended a ceremony to receive the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant by the Thai King in Thailand.
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party went to the office of the Thai Armed Forces and received a Guard of Honour, with Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Gen. Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan.
During the ceremony, the Master of Ceremonies read the message presented from Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon. Chief of Defence Forces of
Royal Thai Armed Force General Tarnchiyan Srisuwan conferred the title on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
The Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Gen. Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan spoke words of honour and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing gave words of thanks.
The order of the Crown was established in 1869 by King Rama V and is awarded to royalty, government employees and foreign dignitaries for their outstanding services to Thailand.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has received the award, the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant in 2013.
This award was established in 1869 by King Rama V and it has been awarded to the King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni, the Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Queen Victoria and United States Army general William Westmoreland.—Myanmar News Agency

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