Nay Pyi Taw November 14
The Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation led by Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, currently in the People’s Republic of China, arrived at the Army Academy of Special Operations of the People’s Liberation Army-PLA in Guangzhou yesterday at 9 am local time and was welcomed by Deputy Chief of Joint Staff of Southern Theatre Command Major General Tan Jianming, Commandant Senior Colonel Huang Xinbing and officials.
Senior Colonel Huang Xinbing gave a report on history of relations between the armed forces of the two countries, cooperation in trainings and matters relating to training schools. The Vice-Senior General asked for more information, spoke words of thanks and exchanged commemorative gifts and souvenirs.
After posing for group documentary photo, the Tatmadaw goodwill delegation viewed the training sessions as the Chinese officials conducted them around.
The PLA Army Academy of Special Operations in Guangzhou was established as the sports college of the PLA in 1956. The college provides training in military sports, special force operations, reconnaissance and sniper shooting. It also admits trainees from foreign countries and mainly conducts training in special operations, reconnaissance, physical fitness and martial arts. Training supervisors have won awards in local and international competitions in respective subjects as the college turns out many outstanding officers in a wide range of subjects.
The Myanmar Tatmadaw delegation then looked around the classrooms of foreign students and spoke words of encouragement to two military officers of the Myanmar Tatmadaw who are attending Special Operations and Reconnaissance course.