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1/5/2019 10:03:36 AM

Leaders send Independence Day greetings to Myanmar

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong recently sent congratulatory message to President of Myanmar U Win Myint on the 71st anniversary of Independence Day of Myanmar (January 4, 1948-2019).

On the occasion, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh congratulated State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh also cabled a congratulatory message to Minister of International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin.

On Jan 4, 1948, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar ended 60 years of colonial rule when the country officially declared independence from Britain. The country was then named the Union of Burma, with Sao Shwe Thaik as its first President and U Nu as its first Prime Minister./.

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