The following are messages of felicitations from Foreign Heads of State / Government sent to President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw, on the occasion of the 69th Anniversary Independence Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
From President Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam
Republic of Singapore
On behalf of the people of Singapore, I offer my warm congratulations to you and the people of Myanmar on the auspicious occasion of Myanmar’s 69th Independence Day.
2016 was a significant milestone for Singapore and Myanmar as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The two countries have strengthened bilateral cooperation on various fronts including trade and investment, vocational education, and air connectivity. The lifting of visa requirements for Ordinary Passport holders of both countries makes it more convenient for our peoples to visit each other’s countries. As Singapore and Myanmar embark on the next chapter of our bilateral relations, I am confident that the ties between our two countries will continue to grow and deepen.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
From Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia
On behalf of the Royal Government and people of Cambodia, I have the great pleasure to extend to Your Excellency and the People of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, my heartfelt congratulations on the auspicious occasion of the 69th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
I am firmly convinced that the existing cordial relations of friendship and cooperation between Cambodia and Myanmar will continue to grow from year to year for the mutual interests of our two peoples as well as for advancement of a strong ASEAN Community.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and all the best wishes for your personal good health and greater success in fulfilling your noble tasks.
From Norodom Sihamoni
King of Cambodia
On the auspicious occasion of the 69th Independence Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, I wish to convey to Your Excellency my warmest congratulations together with my best wishes for your good health and success as well as for the continued peace, development and prosperity of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
I am confident that the long-standing relations of friendship and cooperation between our two countries and peoples will further develop and expand in the years ahead.
From General Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
On behalf of the Royal Thai Government and the Thai people, I would like to extend, through Your Excellency, to the Myanmar people our warmest congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the 69th Independence Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Since the assumption of your administration, there have been a series of high-level visits and expensive developments in our bilateral relations. I am especially touched by Your Excellency’s visit to Thailand to pay a personal tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 9 November 2016. It indeed testifies the close bonds of friendship between our two countries and peoples.
As Myanmar and Thailand are approaching our 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations in 2018, I am confident that the friendship and cooperation if our two countries and peoples will continue to prosper as ever-closer natural strategic partners.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
From Tomislav Nikolic
President of the Republic of Serbia
On the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, I extend to you, on behalf of the people of the Republic of Serbia and on my own behalf, sincere congratulations and best wishes for the overall progress of your country.
I am confident that the relations and cooperation between Serbia and Myanmar, based on friendship and mutual respect, will be further enhanced and deepened, in the interest of our peoples.
We are particularly grateful to friendly Myanmar for its consistent position regarding non-recognition of the succession of the southern Serbian Province of Kosovo and Metohija. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has also demonstrated its solidarity and friendship with Serbia, as well as its resolutions to respect international law when voting against the efforts to admit the self-proclaimed state of “Kosovo” to UNESCO, at this Organization’s Paris General Conference, which we highly appreciate.
Along with the wishes for your good health and personal happiness, please accept, Mr. President, the assurances of my highest consideration.
From Aleksandar Vucic
Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia
On the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and myself, I extend to you cordial felicitations and best wishes for your country’s overall progress and prosperity of the people of Myanmar.
I am pleased to note that our two countries are tied with the traditional friendship, built on mutual respect and understanding and to express hope for the continued progress of good relations that connect us.
Serbia and its people deeply appreciate the principled position of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on the issue of non-recognition of the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo and Metohija. We perceive this position as a confirmation of sincere friendly relations and solidarity that exist between our two countries.
With the belief that through joint efforts we will contribute to the further strengthening of our traditionally friendly relations, I convey to you, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
From Vladimir Putin
President of Russia,
Please accept sincere congratulations on the occasion of the Myanmar’s National Holiday – Independence Day.
Russia – Myanmar relations are friendly, which was confirmed in full measure by our recent meeting in Sochi. I am confident that by joint efforts we will ensure further development of fruitful bilateral cooperation and constructive interaction within different international structures. It meets the fundamental interests of peoples of our countries, goes in line with the strengthening of stability and security in the Asian-Pacific Region.
I wish You sound health and success, as well as peace and prosperity to all of Your compatriots.
From Sergio Mattazella
President of the Republic of Italy
The celebrations of the National Day offer me the welcome opportunity to convey to You, on behalf of the Italian people and on my personal behalf, my heartfelt wishes of well-being for the people of Myanmar.
I am confident that following their positive and fruitful friendly relationship, Nay Pyi Taw and Rome with further increases and intensify their bilateral collaboration and the cooperation in many regional and international for a, to the benefit of social and economic growth of both our countries.
With this spirit of friendship I renew, Mr. President, my sincerest wishes of well-being and serenity and for You and Your people.
From Doris Bures
President of the National Council of the Republic of Austria
On the occasion of the celebration of the National Day of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar the National Council, acting as a committee and currently exercising the functions of the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, take great pleasure in conveying to you their warmest congratulations.
The Presidents of the National Council seize this opportunity to extend their best wishes for a happy future of the people of Myanmar.
From Willem-Alexander R,
King of the Netherlands
His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar,
As Myanmar celebrates its National Day, I extend to Your Excellency my congratulations and my best wishes for the well-being of the people of Myanmar.
From Elizabeth II
Queen of United Kingdom
“It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your Independence Day, together with my best wishes for the coming year. Elizabeth R.”