August 19, 2017

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Vice President, Commander-in-Chief arrive back from India

Vice President U Myint Swe and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing are welcomed by officials.

Vice President U Myint Swe and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing arrived back Yangon yesterday after attending a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the demise of King Thibaw held in Ratnagiri, India.
They were welcomed at the Yangon International Airport by Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Phyo Min Thein, Chief of Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo and senior military officers from the Office of the Ministry of Defence, Commander of Yangon Command, Yangon Region Development Affairs Minister, Indian Ambassador to Myanmar, Indian military attaché and officials.
The ceremony was held on Friday with donation to the Members of the Sangha, merit sharing and submission of the letter of supplication to the deceased King by the royalties.
The late king Thibaw, queen Supayalat and two infant daughters were exiled to Ratnagiri, India, after abdicating the throne.

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