2 friendly Generals- Lt. Gen. Soe Win, Myanmar army chief and Lt. Gen. Abdul Mubin, Bangladesh army chief are seen talking at Dhaka. Photo: The Financial Express, Dhaka.
Lt General Soe Win, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Army visited Ven. Bana Bhante on 24 Dec. He was accompanied by his wife and 3 other entourages.
The 2-day long visit to Chittagong Hill Tracts region and Cox’s Bazar (Chittagong district) was part of his 5-day long state visit to Bangladesh, since Wednesday, 23 Nov. 2011. On Wednesday Gen. Soe Win called on the President, the Prime Minister and the army chief, Lt. Gen. Mubin.
Brig. Gen. Tushar Kanti Chakma, ndc, psc, Director General, Armored Headquarters, Bangladesh Army headquarters and his spouse accompanied the state guests from Dhaka. Brig. Gen. Tushar is also Executive Director of Trust Bank, a business institution run by Bangladesh Army. Lt. Gen. Moin U Ahmed, former army chief awarded him this responsibility.
Brig. Gen. Tushar Kanti Chakma, ndc,psc (photo collected from web).
A Bangladesh Army chopper carried the state guests to Rangamati town at around 10am and the chopper immediately took off for Naniachar Upazila of Rangamati Hill District and again flew back to Rangamati. Gen. Soe Win and his team visited Rangamati Bana Vihara to pay Rev Bana Vhante homage.
After passing some time with Rev. Bana Bhante the state guests directly flew to Cox’s Bazar and arrived at Cox’s Bazar airport in the afternoon and was welcomed by Brig Gen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury.
Prime Minister Seikh Hasina is scheduled to visit Myanmar in the first week of December 2011.