July 03, 2017

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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing holds talks with US Assistant Secretary of State, Senior Associate Editor of Washington Post

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets with Senior Associate Editor Elizabeth (Lally) Graham Weymouth from The Washington Post daily. Photo: Myawady
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets with Senior Associate Editor Elizabeth (Lally) Graham Weymouth from The Washington Post daily. Photo: Myawady

COMMANDER-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received Mr Daniel R Russel, the US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
During the meeting, the senior general said that he has plans to meet with the chairperson of the National League for Democracy Daw Aung Suu Kyi to establish relations with the incoming government. He added that to best serve the interests of the country the Tatmadaw will participate in maintaining stability and the development of the nation.
The pair discussed US concerns and interests related to Myanmar’s political transition, current relations between Myanmar and the US and two armed forces, plans to hold meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the ongoing internal peace process, the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and ethnic affairs.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing also met with Senior Associate Editor Elizabeth (Lally) Graham Weymouth from The Washington Post daily at Bayintnaung Yeiktha in Nay Pyi Taw on Saturday.
The senior general explained the holding of the general elections, Myanmar’s constitution, military and civil relations, the country’s relations with neighbouring countries, including Myanmar-US relations, the realisation of a firm multi-party democratic system and the role of Tatmadaw.
The editor has held interviews with the Prime Minister of Turkey, the Egyptian President, the South Korean President, the Brazilian president, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, senior delegates from foreign affairs offices and security policy affairs staff of the EU, the Philippine foreign secretary and the Ukrainian
president during 2015, as well as with the Chairperson of the National League for Democracy Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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