Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing on the sidelines of the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 7, 2022. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing on the sidelines of the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 7, 2022. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
Ian Storey
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Ian Storey

Myanmar’s arms trade, defence drills and energy deals with Russia show steady pace of ties

  • Recent high-level interactions signal strong commitment to deepen partnership in key areas in the face of international condemnation and Western sanctions
  • Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing meets Vladimir Putin for first time since coup, as countries sign nuclear road map for cooperation over 2022-23

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing on the sidelines of the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 7, 2022. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing on the sidelines of the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 7, 2022. Photo: Sputnik/AFP
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