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February 29, 2020

Union Ethnic Affairs Minister attends celebration of Kokang families gathering in Yangon

Union Minister Nai Thet Lwin, officials and ethnic youths pose for a group photo at the gathering ceremony of Kokang families at the National Races Village in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Nai Thet Lwin, officials and ethnic youths pose for a group photo at the gathering ceremony of Kokang families at the National Races Village in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

The Kokang Ethnic Literary and Cultural Association organized a gathering ceremony of Kokang families at the National Races Village in Yangon yesterday.
Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin attended the ceremony and made an opening remark, saying the government’s supports in preservation of ethnic languages, literature and traditional cultures, and protecting the rights of ethnic people in accordance with the 2008 Constitution.
Rakhine Ethnic Affairs Minister of Yangon Region U Zaw Aye Maung extended greetings, followed by a welcoming speech of a representative from Kokang Ethnic Literary and Cultural Association.
At the celebration, Kokang ethnic people performed with traditional dances.
Union Minister Nai Thet Lwin then proceeded to the Kyaikkasan Sports Ground and inspected preparations for holding the 2020 edition of Myanmar Ethnic Culture Festival which will be jointly organized from 1 to 7 February by the Myanmar Ethnic Entrepreneurs’ Association and the Entrepreneurs’ Association of Kayah State under that management of Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, Yangon Region Government and Kayah State Government.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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