November 21, 2017

SG Min Aung Hlaing attends Defence & Security 2017

Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits Defence & Security 2017 at IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand on 6 November 2017. Photo: MNA

An opening ceremony of Defence & Security 2017 was held yesterday morning at IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, and Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended it together with head of armed forces from more than 40 countries.
At the ceremony, Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon delivered an opening speech and took commemorative photo together with head of armed forces in attendant.
Next, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Hlaing and party viewed the display military equipment and were explained by officials.
In the afternoon, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and party attended a luncheon hosted by Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon.
Earlier in the day, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief met with General Gatot Nurmantyo, commander of Indonesian National Military in the guest hall of IMPACT Exhibition Center. During the meeting Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief explained about the attack on security posts in Rakhine State, merciless murder of ethnic nationals, media spreading false news by making accusation and how the situation was being handled. Commander of Indonesian National Military said that it is the duty of all armed forces in the world to protect their nationals from terrorist attacks, appreciate the Tatmadaw helping and protecting without differentiating race and to make the world know widely of this.
In the evening, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and party attended the dinner hosted by Royal Thai Armed Forces deputy commander-in-chief Gen. Haspong Vuvarnavandhana it is learnt.

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