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UK Military to Offer Tatmadaw Training

15 July 2013

Britain will offer military assistance to Burma’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, in an effort to help the country handle ongoing ethnic tensions, The Daily Telegraph reports. “We don’t underestimate how much needs to be done in Burma but it is critical we are engaged in helping the Burmese undertake changes,” said Hugo Swire, a British Foreign Office minister. Training from British military personnel will focus on human rights and a defense attaché will be appointed to Rangoon. The announcement comes as President Thein Sein embarks on a four-day visit to Europe, where he will visit Britain and France.

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