President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho hosted a dinner in commemoration of the 72nd Anniversary of Independence Day in the front lawn of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening.
Frist, Vice President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, Union Ministers Lt-Gen Sein Win, U Kyaw Tint Swe, Dr Pe Myint, U Kyaw Tin and their wives greeted the guests.
The President and First Lady arrived at the dinner at 7 pm and cordially greeted the ambassadors, representatives of UN agencies, honourary consuls and their wives individually.
Present at the dinner were State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, Vice President U Henry Van Thio and wife Dr Shwe Hlun, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U T Khun Myat and wife Daw Yin May, Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw Mahn Win Khaing Than and wife Daw Nang Kyin Kyi, Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Chairman of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union U Myo Nyunt, Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Hla Thein and wife Daw Aye Thida, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Htun Htun Hein and wife Dr Sein Sein Thein, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, Union Ministers, the Union Attorney General, the Union Auditor General, the Chairman of the Union Civil Service Board, the Chairman of the Peace Commission, the Chairman of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, Central Bank of Myanmar Governor, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Chairman of the Union Legal Aid Board, Joint Chief of Staff (Army, Navy, Air Force), senior military officers, judges of the Supreme Court, members of the Constitutional Tribunal, members of the Union election Commission, chairmen of Hluttaw affairs committees, deputy ministers, Hluttaw representatives, representatives of political parties, departmental heads, diplomats and their wives and Resident Representative of UNDP and Heads of UN agencies and their wives, titles and honours recipients and their families and invited guests.
During the dinner, fireworks were set off nearby and the Myanmar Radio and Television presented entertainment programmes before and during the dinner. After the dinner, the President, First Lady and guests were entertained by the Myanmar Radio modern music troupe and artistes from the Department of Fine Arts, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.