(CTG, 8 June 2013) A Burma navy ship has begun its four-day goodwill visit to Bangladesh since Friday, an official press release said.
The ship named UMS Mahar Thihathura with 121 personnel including 15 Burma Navy officials on board has arrived in Chittagong seaport of Bangladesh yesterday.
It has been the first-ever visit of a Burma navy ship to its neighboring country since Bangladesh got independence in 1971.
The visit, which is materialized following an invitation from Bangladesh Navy, is expected to promote bilateral relationship and mutual respects between the two neighboring countries.
A team of Bangladesh Navy officials led by captain Golam Sadek, chief staff officer to commodore commanding, Chittagong received the navy ship in the seaport.
During the goodwill visit, the officials and sailors of Burma will pay visits to different establishments and inspect various Bangladesh navy ships. They will also participate in different sports and cultural activities, added the press release.
The visiting Burma navy ship is scheduled to return on 11 June.