Saturday, April 30, 2011

Myanmar seeks help in military training

By Mizan Rahman

The newly-elected military government of Myanmar has expressed its keen interest to increase bilateral co-operation between the armed forces of Bangladesh and Myanmar through exchanging training and expertise.
This was stated yesterday by visiting Commander-in-Chief (Air) of Myanmar Air Force General Myat Hein while paying a courtesy call on President Zillur Rahman, who is also the supreme commander of the Bangladesh armed forces, at the president’s secretariat in Dhaka.
Noting that Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Gen Abdul Mubeen is expected to visit Myanmar next month, he said: “We’re interested to promote relations between the two armed forces.”
General Hein lauded the excellence of National Defence College (NDC) of Bangladesh and hoped that officials of Myanmar armed forces would get opportunities to get enrolled at the college in the coming days.
“We’ve a new government and its aim is to rapidly increase co-operation with Bangladesh,” the Myanmar Air Chief said.
President Zillur Rahman said Myanmar is the next door neighbour and Bangladesh government has taken initiatives to establish direct rail and road connectivity with Myanmar.