Vice-Senior General Soe Win meets Defence Minister of Vietnam

Vice-Senior General Soe Win poses for documentary photo with Vietnamese and ASEAN army chiefs at the dinner.—Myawady
Vice-Senior General Soe Win poses for documentary photo with Vietnamese and ASEAN army chiefs at the dinner.—Myawady

Nay Pyi Taw, 1 Dec — Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, together with army chiefs of ASEAN countries, met with Vietnamese Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Defence of Vietnam in Hanoi on 26 November.
Also present were Myanmar Military Attaché to Vietnam Brig-Gen Nyunt Swe, Deputy Chief of People’s Army of Vietnam Lt-Gen Nguyen Quoc Khanh and General Director of Training Lt-Gen Nguyen Duc Than.
At the meeting, the Vietnamese defence minister greeted the army chiefs of the ASEAN and held discussions on cooperation among armed forces of the ASEAN, mutual understanding and role of armed forces in the integration of the region.
Then, the army chief of Thailand, which will host the meeting in 2015, expressed his thanks on behalf of the army chiefs.
After the meeting, the Vietnamese defence minister and ASEAN army chiefs exchange gifts and posed for a documentary photo.
The vice senior general and ASEAN army chiefs also visited No 102 Regiment and No 308 Division in Sontay Province in the afternoon. The commander of the regiment greeted ASEAN army chiefs and conducted them round the regiment.
Then, the army chiefs were welcomed at No 308 Division by the commander of the division who briefed them on the history of the division.
In the evening, Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe and ASEAN army chiefs attended the dinner hosted by Deputy Chief of the People’s Army of Vietnam Lt-Gen Nguyen Quoc Khanh and wife at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi.
Also present at the dinner were ASEAN army chiefs and wives who attended the 15th ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting and their delegations.
After the dinner, the army chiefs and wives exchanged gifts.—Myawady

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