Senior General Min Aung Hlaing accords guard-of-honour welcome to Commander-in-Chief of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces General VONG PISEN

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing accords guard-of-honour welcome to Commander-in-Chief of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces General VONG PISEN

Nay Pyi Taw january 15

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing welcomed Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces General VONG PISEN with the Guard of Honour in front of Zeyathiri Beikman here this morning.

The Senior General and the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces took salute of the Guard of Honour and inspected it. Next, the senior military officers from the two countries were introduced.

Also present at the welcoming ceremony together with the Senior General were 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, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), the commander
of Nay Pyi Taw Command and Myanmar Military Attaché to Cambodia Brig-Gen Win Ko Ko.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces was accompanied by deputy commanders-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian  Army, Navy and Air Force, Cambodian Military Attaché to Myanmar Colonel Keo Cheysothearith and Cambodian senior military officers.

The Commander-in-Chief of  the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces signed the visitors’ book of Zeyathiri Beikman and held talks with the Senior General at the parlour.

The Senior General said the diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Cambodia have been established since 1955. His visit is significant as this year is the 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties. He is the first Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces to visit Myanmar. Exchange of goodwill visits will continue to further cement the amity and friendship between the two armed forces of the two countries.

For his part, the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces expressed thanks to the Senior General for his welcome. The two countries have had a long history of good relations. To commemorate the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations which falls on 12 July, he said, he is willing to celebrate the event significantly.

He expressed thanks for cooperation of mutual interests. He called for cooperation and discussions between the two armed forces not only at the high level but also at lower levels, and greater cooperation in exchange of information in fighting cross-border crimes, terrorism, human trafficking, drug, arms smuggling, and training. He also called for cementing the ties between two armed forces through goodwill visits.

The two exchanged views on a wide variety of subjects including common characteristics of Myanmar and Cambodia as people of both countries are Mon-Khmer descendants with shared history, culture and traditions, faith in Theravada Buddhism, and facial features; both are members of the ASEAN,  and  as  Myanmar  and

Cambodia are CLMV countries together with Laos and Vietnam, and thus have closer relationships; Cambodia understands the political situation in Myanmar, and fully supports Myanmar. In every nation, Tatmadaw is a part of the country and citizens, thus strengthening relations in military and defence matters is crucial for relationship between the two countries. The discussions also focused on promotion of bilateral trade and Theravada Buddhism; Cambodia’s efforts to build internal peace; and efforts to end armed conflicts and build eternal peace in Myanmar. The
two sides agreed to cement friend-ship between the two armed forces, cooperate in training and military medicine, sports and culture, and exchange information in fighting terrorism,  cross-border  crime, human trafficking, drug and arms smuggling.

The two exchanged commemorative badges and gifts after the meeting and posed for documentary photos together with those present.

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