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Germany offers military training to Myanmar

May 01. 2017
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By Eleven Myanmar
Yangon

Germany's Chief of Defence General Volker Wieker offered to train Myanmar's officers in Germany when he met Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. 

The commander-in-chief said there had been cooperation between the two militaries for many years and Myanmar wanted to further promote relations. He called for more cooperation to tackle terrorism and invited Wieker to visit. 

The delegation also visited Austria and General Othmar Commenda from the Austrian armed forces offered to train officers, the announcement said.

Min Aung Hlaing and Weiker laid wreaths and paid tribute to fallen German personnel at the Bundeswehr memorial and visited the Military History Museum in Gatow, Berlin. He then visited tourist sites such as the Berlin Wall, Check Point Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate. He also went to the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-FES political foundation. 

The delegation met Dr Markus Ederer, state secretary of the Foreign Office in Berlin, to discuss the democratic transition, increased cooperation, peace process and border affairs, the military in Nay Pyi Taw said. 

The Myanmar delegation went to the Army Combat Training Centre in Letzlingen village on April 28 and they met Myanmar embassy staff.

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