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Russia and Myanmar signed an agreement on a simplified procedure for visits of warships

20.01.2018 140 просмотров

An intergovernmental agreement on a simplified procedure for the entry of warships into the ports of Russia and Myanmar was signed on Saturday after talks between the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Senior General Min Aung Hlein.


The document was signed by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Alexander Fomin and the Deputy Minister of Defense of Myanmar, Rear Admiral Myint Nwe.

When signing the agreement, it was noted that the document would serve to expand bilateral military cooperation.

Plan bilateral cooperation

According to Shoigu, Russia and Myanmar are implementing a large-scale plan for bilateral military cooperation.

"We note the positive dynamics of cooperation between Russia and Myanmar in the military field, which was given additional impetus by the 2016 interdepartmental agreement on military cooperation," Shoigu said on Saturday at talks with the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Myanmar, Senior General Min Aung Hlain.

According to the Russian Defense Minister, the department is set to strengthen partnership, increase the combat readiness of the armies countries whose servicemen maintain regular contacts.

"We attach great importance to the visits of Russian military ships to the ports of Myanmar, as well as we expect warships from this country to visit Russia," Shoigu said, in particular.

He noted that last year the military personnel of the two countries implemented a large number of measures , agreed plans for bilateral military cooperation for the future.

In turn, Min Aung Khlein expressed the hope that military cooperation between Russia and Myanmar will increase.

Fighting terrorist drones
Russia is ready to share with Myanmar its experience in combating long-range unmanned aerial vehicles used by militants in Syria for terrorist attacks, the Russian Defense Minister said.

"A new type of terrorist threat has appeared in Syria - unmanned aerial vehicles with a range of more than 100 km. We are ready to share our experience in combating these threats," Shoigu said on Saturday during a meeting with the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Myanmar, Senior General Min Aung Hlain.

Shoigu noted that terrorist attacks using drones can be carried out not only in Syria.

"These are very serious threats," the defense minister said. “And we are ready to share the experience that we already have in combating drones that terrorists have begun to use.”

In turn, Khline informed Shoigu that delegations from Myanmar would participate in the next international security conference, which will be held in Moscow this year, as well as in several competitions of the International Army Games in 2018.

Earlier, the press secretary of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Rossiana Markovskaya, told reporters that Shoigu would pay official visits to three countries of South Korea on January 20-23. -East Asia: Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam Shoigu's official visit to Myanmar began on Saturday with the laying of a wreath at the Monument to Fallen Heroes and a bilateral meeting with Khlein.

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