A reception to commemorate the Seventy-Third Anniversary of the United Nations Day was held in the evening of 30th October 2018 at Thingaha Hotel Grand Ballroom in Nay Pyi Taw. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs delivered her remarks. She expressed that since joining the UN, Myanmar has placed its cooperation with the United Nations as a corner stone of its foreign policy and will continue to work together with the United Nations in Myanmar’s national endeavors, especially for the uplifting of the socio-economic development of the people to be in line with its national priorities and requirements. She also mentioned that Myanmar has already put in place the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP) which includes five targets under three pillars, serving as a roadmap for Myanmar’s democratic transition. She emphasized that Myanmar, as a young democracy, is still confronted with many challenges, and it is determined to overcome the challenges with active participation of its people and the continued support of friends.
Afterwards, Mr. Knut Ostby, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, conveyed the message of the United Nations Secretary-General and delivered his remarks on cooperation between the United Nations and Myanmar.
Then, it was followed by the video clip presentation of the background and activities of the United Nations and the cooperation between Myanmar and the United Nations.
The occasion was attended by Union Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Chairmen and members of the Hluttaw Committees on International Relations, Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General, Ambassadors/Heads of the Diplomatic Missions in Yangon, Heads of the United Nations agencies and International Organizations in Yangon, Honourary Consuls, and responsible officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. —MNA