Dhaka: Burma’s air chief, Lieutenant General Myat Hein, is now in Bangladesh to discuss with his counterparts bilateral military issues between the two countries, according to an official report.
“The Commander in Chief of the Myanmar Air Force, Lt. General Myat Hein, arrived in Dhaka on a six-day visit to Bangladesh on Saturday. He is leading a six-member delegation,” said the report.
On his arrival at the Dhaka airport he was received by Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshall Muhammad Enamul Bari.
Burma’s air chief called on some of Bangladesh’s top military brass, including the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Air Staff, and the Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division, the report said.
He will also call on the president and prime minister of Bangladesh today.
“The Burmese air chief has plans to visit some military institutes and bases in Dhaka and other towns during his goodwill visit to Bangladesh,” the report added.
This is the first time a high-ranking military official has visited Bangladesh since 2008, when the two countries had sent their navy ships to disputed waters after Burma began gas exploration in the area. That dispute was overcome after the two countries agreed to solve the problem with peaceful negotiations.