Military chief pays goodwill visit to Thailand

Writer: 
Pyae Phyo Aung
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing seen off by senior military officers at the airport (Photo-Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services)

 

Myanmar military delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing left for Thailand on June 24 by the invitation of Chief of Defence Force of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Gen. Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services.

The delegation led by the Senior General was seen off at the airport by Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), the commander of Yangon Command, Thai Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Jukr Boon-Long, the Thai Military Attaché of the Royal Thai Navy, the Thai Military Attaché of the Royal Thai Air Force and officials. The Senior General was accompanied by his wife and senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief.

At the Wing-6 of Don Muang military airport in Bangkok, Thailand, the Senior General and party were welcomed by Chief of Joint Staff Gen. Ponpipaat Benyasri of the Royal Thai Armed Forces and wife, senior officers of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, Myanmar Ambassador to Thailand Myo Myint Than, Myanmar Military Attaché (Army, Navy and Air) Brig-Gen Khin Zaw and officials.

During the visit, the Senior General will hold separate meetings with military and civilian leaders of Thailand to talk about friendly relations between the two countries and cooperation matters and pay visits to significant places, sources said.