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February 21, 2018

President hosts reception and dinner in commemoration of 71st Union Day

President U Htin Kyaw and wife welcome MPs who attend the dinner in commemoration of 71st Anniversary Union Day in Nay Pyi Taw.  Photo: Myanmar News Agency
President U Htin Kyaw and wife welcome MPs who attend the dinner in commemoration of 71st Anniversary Union Day in Nay Pyi Taw.  Photo: Myanmar News Agency

President U Htin Kyaw and his wife Daw Su Su Lwin hosted a reception and dinner to commemorate the 71st Anniversary Union Day in the square in front of Nay Pyi Taw City Hall yesterday evening.
First, the President and his wife cordially greeted those present at the reception, including union ministers, members of states/regions ethnic national culture groups, Hluttaw representatives, representatives of political parties, states/regions ethnic affairs ministers, leading members of the peace process and delegates. Next, the President and his wife had dinner with the attendees. During dinner, artists from Myanma Radio’s modern music troupe together with ethnic nationals provided entertainment through songs.

The reception and dinner were attended by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President U Myint Swe and his wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, Vice President U Henry Van Thio and his wife Dr. Shwe Hlwan, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint and his wife Daw Cho Cho, and Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than and his wife Daw Nan Kyin Kyi. Also present were Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Chairman of the Constitutional Tribunal U Myo Nyunt and his wife Daw Htay Yi, Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Hla Thein and his wife Daw Aye Thidar, Tatmadaw Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win and his wife Daw Than Than Nwe, and Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speakers and their wives. Also in attendance were Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Legal Affairs And Special Cases Assessment Commission Chairman Thura U Shwe Mann and his wife; Union Ministers and their wives; Union Attorney General, Union Auditor-General, Union Civil Service Board Chairman, Central Bank of Myanmar Governor and their wives; Chief of Staff (army, navy, air); high-ranking Tatmadaw officers and their wives; Hluttaw Affairs committees chairmen; Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman and his wife; deputy ministers; Hluttaw representatives; chairmen and representatives of political parties; states/regions ethnic affairs ministers; heads of departments and invited guests.
After the dinner, the guests were entertained by artists from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Department of Fine Arts and states/regions cultural dance troupes in the City Hall open-air stadium. —Myanmar News Agency

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