Monday, 18 June 2018

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Army chief of Burma Lieutenant General Soe Win visited Cox’s Bazar monastery to pay homage today morning at about 9:30 am -10:30am, according to a Rakhine community who watch the visiting the Army chief.

The Army chief of Burma officially visited to Bangladesh November 23, according to official statement.

“The Burma Army Chief, Lt General Soe Wine, expressed his hope that Myanmar's existing friendly relations with Bangladesh would be strengthened further in the days to come.”

Bangladesh attaches high importance to maintain friendly relations with all of its neighboring countries, according to Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

“She made the comment when visiting army chief of Burma Lieutenant General Soe Win called on her at her official Ganobhaban residence in Dhaka November 23 morning,” PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed reporters after the meeting.

During the meeting, they expressed their expect that the existing friendly relations between Bangladesh and Burma would be strengthened further in the days to come and also discussed increasing cooperation between the armed forces of the two neighboring countries, according to sources.

While discussing national and regional development issues, the premier and the Burma general stressed increasing connectivity between the two countries.

General Win, who is the deputy commander-in-chief of Defence services and commander-in-chief of armed forces in Burma, highly praised the leadership of Sheikh Hasina and said it is good to see that true democracy is prevailing in Bangladesh.

However, the prime minister is scheduled to visit Burma in the first week of coming December, but the Burma army chief said the people as well as the government of Burma are eagerly waiting to welcome her.

“Your visit to Myanmar would add a new dimension to the two countries’ relations,” he said.

In the meeting, Ambassador-at-large M Ziauddin, PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad and principal staff officer (PSO) of Armed Forces Division Lieutenant General Abdul Wadud were also present.