70th Anniversary of Union Day to be held in support of Union Peace Conference

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Vice President U Myint Swe addresses the 2nd coordination meeting of the central committee for convening the 70th anniversary Union Day 2017 celebration in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Union Day, which falls on 12 February, will be observed with the theme of  helping the Union Peace Conference—21st Century Panglong, U Myint Swe, Vice-President and Chairman of the Central Committee, said yesterday.
He made the remark at the 2nd coordination meeting of the central committee for convening the 70th anniversary Union Day 2017 celebration held in the meeting room of the Office of the President. The 70th anniversary of Union Day will be observed in accord with the national objectives — awakening Union Spirit, strengthening national solidarity, emergence of the Federal Democratic Union and progress of the socio-economy of the people.
“We must implement for the success of these objectives. For our country, Union Day is a day of great importance. Presently, the country is building whole-heartedly for the achievement of peace and national unity that is very important for the whole nation,” said the Vice President.
The Vice President also stressed the need for carrying out respective duties on friendly terms, keeping aware of security in order to hold the celebration.
Later during the meeting, Dr Myo Aung, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council and chairman of the management committee for convening the 70th Anniversary of the 2017 Union Day, clarified financial matters and arrangements for the successful celebration of the event in accord with the Union Day Objectives, followed by explanations by chairmen and members of the sub-committees — matters on security, hospitality, accommodation, transport, theme, finance, invitations, entertainment, flag-hoisting, billboard erection, official dinners, accounts, information centers and other necessities.
In the concluding address, the Vice-President said that “fourteen sub-committees have been formed to carry out respective duties. It is needed to continually check the necessary matters to successfully finish the celebrations.”
Present at the ceremony were Union Day Celebration Central Committee members Union Ministers—Thura U Aung Ko and U Nai Thet Lwin, and sub-committee chairmen—deputy ministers and sub-committee members. —Myanmar News Agency

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