Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Jan- Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Vice- Senior General Min Aung Hlaing called on Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore Mr. Lee Hsien Loong at Istana of the Republic of Singapore on 15 January evening.
Also present were Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe of Commander - in-Chief (Army) Office, Myanmar Ambassador to Singapore U Tin Oo Lwin, the chief of Defence Force of the Singapore Armed Forces and officials.
Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing expressed thanks for the support of Singapore to Myanmar’s bid for ASEAN Chairmanship.
He said that he believed Myanmar would be able to make a success in 2013 SEA Games and ASEAN Military Shooting Contest thanks to experiences shared by ASEAN countries including Singapore.
The Singaporean Prime Minister vowed to provide necessary assistance in Myanmar’s 2014 ASEAN Chairmanship and 2013 SEA Games and ASEAN Military Shooting Contest.
The PM expressed his belief that Myanmar would be able to tackle problems in northern and western part of the country, saying that it was required to take enough time to realize the reform process as the world was full of challenges.
The Commander-in- Chief of Defence Services expressed his belief that the government would be able translate its great strides in political, administrative and economic reforms into a success.
The Singaporean PM replied that security was a vital component in a certain country and he understood that the Commander-in- Chief of Defence Services had a lot of duties and responsibilities. Singapore wanted to have a cordial relat ionship with all countries, he added.
Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation led by the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services left for Singapore on 16 January morning and arrived at Kuala Lumpur Airport of Malaysia at 11. 10 am.
In the afternoon, the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services held talks on further cooperation between the two armed forces, training matters and sending of representatives from Tatmadaw (Navy/ Air) to Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition with Chief of Malaysian Armed Forces General Tan Sri Sato Sri Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin at the Ministry of Defence of Malaysia.
Next, the Commanderin- Chief of Defence Services met the Defence Minister of Malaysia at the latter’s office. They held discussions on boosting bilateral cooperation between the two armed forces and training on medicine and attendance of Myanmar Tatmadaw at Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition.
In the evening, the Myanmar delegation together with the Chief of Malaysian Armed Forces visited Sapura Secured Technologies Company w h e r e t h e y o b s e r v e d , communications devices produced by the company Network Operation Centre Room and Network Centric Operation Room.
Next, the Commanderin- Chief of Defence Services heard presentation of officials of DEFTECH and IMAXUS company branches at the briefing hall and viewed round military and civilian vehicles.
Then he held talks with the Chief of Malaysian Armed Forces and officials at the hall of Sapura Company.-MNA