August 19, 2016

Ban Ki-moon congratulates President U Htin Kyaw

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THE United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon Tuesday telephoned President U Htin Kyaw on the latter’s assumption of the office of the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar yesterday, assuring continued support of the UN to Myanmar.
In his congratulatory phone call to the President, the UN Secretary-General congratulated President U Htin Kyaw on his election as the first civilian President of the country in more than five decades.
It symbolises the dramatic recognition by people from all walks of life in the country of sacrifices and struggles endured by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her senior colleagues including the President, as well as other representatives of the National League for Democracy, to bring democracy to the country, he said.
He called to bring political inclusion and inclusive socioeconomic development to the country and assured President U Htin Kyaw of the continued support of the United Nations to Myanmar.
He expressed his wish to visit Myanmar again and to meet the President at upcoming ASEAN meetings.
In his reply, President U Htin Kyaw thanked Mr. Ban Ki-moon for his congratulatory phone call and his vow to support Myanmar for meeting its challenges.
The President pledged to work together with the United Nations and to strive for ensuring peace and stability, socioeconomic development and the promotion of human rights in the country.
The President also assured the UN Secretary-General of Myanmar continued contribution to the works of maintaining international peace and security, sustainability and environmental conservation in the international arena.


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