Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing talked with General Wei Fenghe, member of the Central Military Commission, member of the State Council and Minister of National Defence of the People’s Republic of China on June 15 to discuss strengthening of the friendship between the two armed forces, bilateral cooperation in peace and stability in border region and public security for the development of both countries, according to the announcement from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services.
The military chief accorded a guard of honour welcome to General Wei Fenghe in front of Zeyathiri Beikman on the morning of June 15.
The visiting Chinese General signed the visitor’s book and met with the Senior General at the meeting hall of the parlour.
Both sides cordially discussed strengthening of the friendship between the two armed forces, bilateral cooperation in peace and stability in border region and public security for the development of both countries, China’s support for Myanmar in the issues of Buthidaung-Maungdaw area in Rakhine State, strategic cooperation between the two armed forces, cooperation in security and training affairs, exchange of military medical science, cooperation in sports sector, international security condition and the efforts of the government and the army for internal peace.
The Senior General said Myanmar and China are strategic partner countries, and the amicable relations lasted till today thanks to the leaders of the two countries. Moreover, the relations between the two people and two armed forces have always been strong. And the current visit would also cement the relations between two countries and two armed forces.
The Chinese defence minister said it was an honour for him to visit Myanmar for the first time after being invited by Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The friendship between the two countries and two people can be witnessed. His visit was aimed to seek collaboration in bilateral interest through strategic cooperation between China and Myanmar, the announcement said.
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw and senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) attended the meeting. The visiting Chinese general was accompanied by Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Hong Liang, Lt-Gen Peng Bo of the People’s Liberation Army, senior PLA officers and the Chinese military attaché in Myanmar.