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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing welcomes, holds talks and hosts dinner to Pakistani CJCSC General Rashad Mahmood


Senior General Min Aung Hlaing hold talks with Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee-CJCSC of Pakistani Armed Forces General Rashad Mahmood at Zeyathiri Parlour.

Pakistani CJCSC General Rashad Mahmood signs in the visitor’s book.

Nay Pyi Taw August 3

Battlefield is the proof of the calibre of armed forces. Every soldier knows the vital importance of training as it sharpens battlefield prowess. Likewise, military experience is much beneficial to the national peace and stability and the perpetuation of sovereignty. The readiness in the national defence of inexperienced armed forces is difficult to estimate. Cooperation in the exchange of experiences between the armed forces of Myanmar and Pakistan will be promoted, noted Commander- in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at his meeting with Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee- CJCSC of Pakistani Armed Forces General Rashad Mahmood at Zeyathiri Parlour.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing accorded a guard of honour welcome to General Rashad Mahmood in front of Zeyathiri Villa in Nay Pyi Taw at 10 am yesterday.

Also present at the welcoming ceremony together with the Senior General were Deputy Commanderin- Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice- Senior General Soe Win, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command. The Pakistani General was accompanied by Ambassador of Pakistan to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Ehsan Ullah Batth, Military Attaché Col Azhar Yasin, senior military officers of the Pakistani Armed Forces and officials.

After the two took the salute of the guard of honour, General Mahmood accompanied by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspected it.

The visiting general introduced his delegation to the Senior General who also introduced the welcoming party to him. The meeting started after the Pakistani general signed in the visitor’s book.

At the talks, the Senior General said exchanged visits between the two armed forces and bilateral meetings have enhanced cordial relations between the two armed forces. Bilateral military cooperation will be further cemented through the exchange of sports teams and cultural troupes in addition to the exchange of military goodwill delegations at different levels and the sending of trainees. 

The visiting General said as Myanmar’s Tatmadaw plays an important role in its country, the Pakistani military is also playing a major role in national peace and stability. A military needs to be both strong and skilled. The friendship between the armed forces of the two countries will further improve by sharing experiences, holding bilateral talks and cooperating in the areas of training and technology, he added.

Next, the two sides cordially discussed and exchanged views on Myanmar’s efforts for peace and stability by ending internal armed conflicts, preventative measures against terrorism, which is posing a threat to the global people, exchange of goodwill visits between the army, navy and air forces of the two militaries, holding of bilateral talks and sharing of experiences and strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the fields of training and technology and other sectors.

After the meeting, the Senior General and the visiting General and party posed for a documentary photo.

At 7 pm, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing hosted a dinner in honour of General Rashad Mahmood at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw.

The dinner was also attended by Vice-Senior General Soe Win, senior officers from the Commanderin- Chief’s office, the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command, the Pakistani ambassador to Myanmar, the military attaché and senior officers of the Pakistani armed forces and officials.

First, the Senior General and the visiting Pakistani General exchanged greetings and sat down to have dinner together with those present.

Before and during the dinner, the Myawady band played the songs and dances of the two countries. After the dinner, gifts were exchanged. Later, the members of the Myawady band were presented baskets of flowers, and both sides had a documentary photo taken. (100)

The Myawady Daily

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