Myanmar, Russia boost military cooperation

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (Photo: TASS) Hanoi (VNA) – Myanmar and Russia signed a cooperative agreement in defenceon January 20, as part of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s visit toMyanmar.The pact wassaid to hold a significant meaning as Myanmar is working to develop andmodernize its military forces. Through the agreement, Myanmar wanted to boostmutual defence cooperation, dialogues, policy understanding relating toregional and international security issues.Prior to thesigning ceremony, military officials from the sides discussed the increase ofvisit exchanges and joint works in training and technological development.     Russia andMyanmar established diplomatic relations in 1948. Myanmar is the first stop in SergeiShoigu’s 3-day visit to the Southeast Asian region.-VNA

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