Nay Pyi Taw, 29 Sept
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met with President Ms Park Geun-hye at the Blue House in Seoul on Monday.
At the meeting, the senior general said he was proud of being the first Myanmar commander in chief who has visited South Korea during the diplomatic relations of over 40 years between the two countries and the purpose of his visit was to promote the military ties between the two armed forces.
The South Korean President said she was glad to see the political and economic reform being carried out by the government led by President U Thein Sein and highlighted the importance of military ties between the two countries.
Also present at the meeting were Myanmar Ambassador to South Korea U Soe Lwin and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Choi Yoon-hee of South Korea. Before meeting with the president of the Republic of Korea, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party went to the National Cemetery and laid a wreath.
In the afternoon, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visited Naval 2nd Fleet Command and Commander of the command Rear Admiral Park Sung Bae greeted the senior general and party. Then, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party viewed round the military ships at the command.
In the evening, Major General Kim Yong-woo of Joint Chiefs of Staff Office hosted a dinner in honour of the Myanmar military delegation at the Korea House Restaurant.