Hanoi (VNA) – The Armed Forces of Myanmar wish to strengthen the friendship and comprehensive cooperation with the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), a Myanmar military officer has said.

Brigadier General Aung Zeya, Myanmar’s military, naval and air force attaché to Vietnam, made the statement at a Hanoi banquet on March 27 hosted by the Myanmar Embassy in Vietnam on the occasion of the 74th founding anniversary of Myanmar’s Armed Forces.

Attending the event, Major General Ngo Minh Tien, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA, said that in the context of the fruitfully developing bilateral relations, the ties between the VPA and Myanmar’s Armed Forces have continuously been consolidated and promoted.

He expressed his belief that the countries’ defence relations will develop more strongly in the time to come, becoming an important part in the Vietnam-Myanmar comprehensive cooperative partnership.

This will also make positive contributions to building the ASEAN Community based on three pillars, especially politics-security, thus fostering peace and stability in the region as well as facilitating the development of each ASEAN member states and the whole community, he added.-VNA