September 23, 2017

Myanmar eyes close military ties with Germany

Myanmar delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends a dinner hosted by G&D Security Printing Co, Ltd in Munich. Photo: MNA

At the invitation of General Volker Weiker, Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party arrived at Tegel International Airport in Berlin, Germany on 26 April.
The Senior General was welcomed at the airport by Myanmar Ambassador to Germany Daw Yin Yin Myint, Myanmar military attaché Brig-General Aung Kyaw Moe (Army, Navy and Air) and wife, Commandant of the Engineers Training Center and Director of the Engineer Corps, Brig-General Lutz Niemann and wife. In the evening, the Senior General and party attended a dinner party hosted by G&D Security Printing Co, Ltd in Munich.
On 27 April morning, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was welcomed a ceremonial guard of honour by General Volker Weiker at the Federal Ministry of Defence. On their arrival at the Federal Ministry of Defence, the Senior General and entourage were warmly greeted by General Volker Weiker and officials. Then, the chiefs of the two armed forces took salute from the guard of honour and inspected it.
Afterwards, the Senior General together with the German armed forces chief laid a wreath at the Bundeswehr Memorial. In the talks with his counterpart at the hall of the Federal Ministry of Defence, the Senior General expressed his willingness for information exchange in fighting against terrorism, inviting the German armed forces chief to pay an official goodwill visit to Myanmar.—Myanmar News Agency

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