Nay Pyi Taw June 23
At the invitation of Defence Minister of the Russian Federation Army General Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu, the Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing left the Tatmadaw Airport in Nay Pyi Taw by a special flight of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) for the Russian Federation on the morning of 22 June to attend the Parade to mark 75th Anniversary Victory Day of Great Patriotic War to be held in the Russian Federation and arrived at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, the Russian Federation in the evening at the local standard time.
The Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by the Senior General was welcomed at the airport by Deputy Minister for Defence of the Russian Federation Colonel General Alexander V. Fomin, Deputy Director of the FSMTC Vladimir Drozhzhov, Myanmar Ambassador to Russia U Ko Ko Shein, Myanmar Military Attaché to Russia Commodore Kyaw Soe Moe and officials. Then, the delegation continued to the Crowne Plaza Hotel to stay for the night.
This morning at the local standard time, the Senior General met with the chief editors and reporters from the Arguments and Facts, the ZVEZDA, the RT and the Red Star news agencies and the Politic Magazine separately at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and responded to the questions on the roles of the Tatmadaw in the history of Myanmar, matters related to participation of Defence Service Personnel Representatives in the Hluttaw by assuming the leadership role in the national politics, the efforts of the Tatmadaw for national security, territorial integrity and perpetuation of the sovereignty of the State, the efforts of the Tatmadaw in prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 and rapid improvement of cooperation between the Myanmar Tatmadaw and the Russian Armed Forces in the military technology sector and benefits of cooperation between Myanmar and the Russian Federation and other queries.
Afterwards, the Senior General and the delegation received Vice President for international friendship and cooperation Mr. Vladimir N. Sautov from Irkut Corporation and discussed matters related to promotion of technological cooperation and exchange gifts commemorating the meeting.