Thai-Myanmar military ties reach new heights under Min Aung Hlaing 

YANGON—Relations between the Myanmar and Thai militaries have reached new heights during the tenure of Myanmar’s military chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, according to a report published by a Yangon-based independent policy institute. “A Study on Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing’s International Trips” by the Tagaung Institute of Political Studies documents the Myanmar military chief’s trips overseas since he assumed the helm of the country’s armed forces in March 2011 from Snr-Gen Than Shwe, who had held the position since 1992. According to the report, the current military chief, 62, has made a total of 46 trips to 23 countries, ranging from neighboring China and India to Asean countries to Russia and western European countries, including Italy, Germany and Austria. In 2016, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing became the first Myanmar military chief to visit the EU in decades after he was invited to take part in a meeting with the European...


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