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Myanmar military chief asks Japan PM to continue support

  • August 7, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 11:45 p.m.
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TOKYO – Myanmar’s military chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing on Friday asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for continued “capacity building assistance” by Japan’s Self-Defense Forces to¬†Myanmar’s national forces.

 

During a meeting at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo, Abe expressed hope for the military chief’s leadership in realizing the stability and development of the Southeast Asian country, according to the Japanese defense ministry.

 

In response, Min Aung Hlaing stressed the importance of Japan’s support for proceeding with political reforms in¬†Myanmar, it said.

Myanmar’s Constitution gives the military wide-ranging powers in the areas of home affairs as well as defense.

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