A ceremony to confer the honorary professor on Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing who attended the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security-2021 (MCIS-2021) took place at the Military University of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation on 23 June evening.
On arrival at the university, the Senior General and party were welcomed by the commanding officer and officials of the university. The commanding officer introduced the instructors from the university to the Senior General. The Senior General and party visited the library of the university where officials conducted them round the library.
Commanding Officer Lieutenant General Igor Mishutkin of the university explained the conferring of the honorary professor on the Senior General for his performance to cement relations between two armed forces of both countries, cooperation in the improvement of military technologies, and sending the trainees to Russia for further strengthening friendly relations between the two armed forces and the two governments of both countries according to the decision of the boards from the university. Next, the Commanding Officer presented the academic gown, the graduation cap, medal and certificate of degree and certificate of honour for the Honorary Professor of the Russian Military University of the Defense Ministry to the Senior General. Moreover, the Senior General was decorated with a brooch to mark the centennial celebration of the university. Meanwhile, the Guard of Honour of the university played the national anthems of both countries.
The Senior General expressed his thanks to the university for conferring the honorary professor on him. He took pride in receiving the honorary professor conferred by the university which has been in the fine tradition of the Russian Federation. In line with the prestige of the honorary professor, the Senior General pledged to strive for issues of the Russia-Myanmar military cooperation, serving the interests of military-civilian social organizations of both countries and improvement of culture, military technology and science measures for further strengthening the relations in all arenas as much as he can.
Next, outstanding award- winning officers who graduated from Myanmar’s Defence Services Academy, Defence Services Technological Academy, Defence Services Medical Academy, Defence Services (Army) Officers Training Schools in Bahtoo and Hmawby and Defence Services Instutute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences were introduced.
The Senior General and party visited the university and the booth of storing gifts given to the Minister of Defense of Russia by various countries. Both sides exchanged emblems and gifts.
The Military University of Defense Ministry opened in Moscow is one of the ancient universities in Russia. It was established as a training school on 5 November 1919 and upgraded to a military college on 20 July 1974. The institution was changed to the Military University on 20 July 1994 to conduct the subjects on leadership, sciences, economics and legal affairs in respective academic years.
Moreover, the university is combined with the Vladimir Lenin Military-Political Academy, the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, the Military Law Academy, the Military Financial Academy, the Lviv Higher Military-Political School and the Moscow Military Conservatory. The cadets who graduated from the university are serving at respective corps of the Russian Armed Forces. — MNA