Chittagong, Bangladesh: The newly elected democratic government of Myanmar is keen to rapidly improve bilateral relations and mutual cooperation with Bangladesh, according to the United News of Bangladesh, or UNB, Dhaka.

This was conveyed when Lt. Gen. Myat Hein, Commander-in-Chief (Air) of Myanmar Air Force, called on President Zillur Rahman at Bangabhaban on April 26.

“We are a new government and our aim is to rapidly increase cooperation with Bangladesh,” General Myat Hein said.

Apprising the president that Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Gen. Abdul Mubeen is expected to visit Myanmar next month, he said, “We're interested to promote relations between the armed forces.”

General Myat Hein lauded the National Defence College (NDC) of Bangladesh and expressed his hope that Myanmar forces would be sent to take training in NDC of Bangladesh in the future.

Welcoming the Burmese air chief at Bangabhaban, Zillur said Bangladesh has taken initiative to establish direct rail and road connectivity with Myanmar.

He said such direct connectivity will help expand trade and commercial activities between the two countries in the days to come.

The president emphasized exchange of military trainings by members of the armed forces of the two countries.

Newly-appointed Burma Ambassador to Bangladesh U Min Lwin and secretaries to the President's Office were present.