New Malaysian Army Chief calls on Thai Supreme Commander

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BANGKOK, 6 November 2013 New Malaysian Army Chief Gen Datuk Raja Mohamed Affandi Bin Raja Mohamed Noor yesterday paid a courtesy call on Thailand’s Supreme Commander and his Thai counterpart in his familiarization visit to the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters. 

Supreme Commander Gen Thanasak Patimaprakorn and Army Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha welcomed Gen Datuk Raja Mohamed Affandi, who is also on an official visit to Thailand to take part in the “Defense & Security 2013” exhibition currently held at IMPACT. During the meeting, both parties exchanged ideas and discussed military cooperation that would ensure security and stability in Southeast Asia. The visit was seen to further strengthen the already strong military ties between Thailand and Malaysia.

To further strengthen military ties with other ASEAN countries, Army Chief Gen Prayuth will travel to Myanmar to attend the “ASEAN Army Rifle Meeting 2013”, or AARM 2013 which is scheduled for November 9th. In Myanmar, Gen Prayuth will meet his counterparts from all corners of the ASEAN region to discuss ways to stabilize and upgrade the region’s defense against all sorts of threats.