Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Canadian Ambassador to Myanmar H.E Mr. Mark Mc Dowell, who had completed his tour of duties in Myanmar.
Nay Pyi Taw September 21
We are trying to build the Tatmadaw which is capable of defending the country, which is reliable for the people and which can serve the nation’s interest. There are constructive as well as negative responses towards the Tatmadaw’s endeavours, said Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at his meeting with Canadian Ambassador to Myanmar H.E Mr. Mark Mc Dowell,who had completed his tour of duties in Myanmar, at the parlour of BayintnaungVilla here at 3.30 pm yesterday.
Present at the call together with the Senior General were Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo and senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army). The Canadian ambassador was accompanied by officials.
At the call, the ambassador said it had been witnessed that the Tatmadaw acted correctly as it had promised in ensuring a free and fair election and a peaceful and stable transfer of power in Myanmar’s political transition. Then, they cordially discussed the Tatmadaw’s pragmatic participation in the peace process, efforts to ensure peace and stability in accord with the law for national development, use of defence if there is any act contrary to the law, concerted efforts to narrow the development gap among the people of border regions for speeding up the peace process, clearing of land mines and the need to avoid planting new land mines, the characteristics of federal system stated in the constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the existence of a single military in every country, views on the future Myanmar Tatmadaw and promoting cooperation between the militaries of the two countries as mutual contacts further cement the bilateral friendship.
Later, the Senior General presented a gift to the outgoing Canadian ambassador and posed for a documentary photo together with those present.
The Myawady Daily