Malaysia's armed forces chief visits to boost bilateral military ties
June 04, 2014 00:00
Malaysian Armed Forces chief Gen Zulkifeli bin Mohhd Zin is paying a two-day visit to Thailand to boost military relations between the two neighboring countries.
Gen Zulkifeli, who arrived in Thailand on Tuesday, was welcomed by General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thai Army Chief and head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), at the Thai Army headquarters.
His visit to Thailand as the guest of the Royal Thai Armed Forces is the first ever by the Malaysian Armed Forces chief.
The visit has demonstrated Kuala Lumpur’s strong ties with Thailand, especially in defense, and Malaysia was the first country whose military top brass has visited Thailand since the coup.
Thailand has continued to maintain close military ties with countries, despite the United States and Australia having downgraded official ties, following the NCPO seizure of administrative power on May 22.