The diplomatic relations between the countries date back to February 18, 1948
The diplomatic relations between the countries date back to February 18, 1948. In the 1950s-60s, the USSR rendered considerable technical and financial assistance to Myanmar.
In the past years, the partners signed an Agreement on Cultural Cooperation, Declaration on Friendship Fundamentals, Agreement on Visa-Free Access for the Holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports, Military and Technical Cooperation Agreement, and a range of department-to-department cooperation agreements between the Interior Ministries, Ministries of Natural Resources, Ministries of Culture, and others.
November 2014 saw Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Myanmar. This paved the way for the 2015 reciprocal visit of Vice President Nyan Tuna of Myanmar to Russia.
Another milestone came in 2014 when the partners founded an Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation. In November 2015, Phase 1 of the Cast Iron Plant Construction Project in Taunji, Shan State, was commissioned. Russia provides technical assistance in the project.
July 16, 2016 witnessed the Ministries of Defense of Russia and Myanmar enter a Military Cooperation Agreement.
There is another mechanism that Russia and Myanmar take advantage of in their relations, namely the Commission on Military and Technical Cooperation. Under the 2001 Intergovernmental Agreement on Military and Technical Cooperation, Russia delivered MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters along with artillery weapons to Myanmar.
Myanmar hosts a representative office of Rostec, Russia’s state corporation, that also projects Rosoboronexport’s interests in the country.
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