5 January 2018
President U Htin Kyaw and his wife hosted a dinner in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Independence Day at the President’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw in the evening of Wednesday.
The president and wife arrived at the dinner in front of the President Office at 6.30 pm and individually greeted guests. Also present at the dinner were State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice Presidents, Speakers of parliaments, Chief Justice of the Union, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, Chairman of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union, Chairman of the Union Election Commission, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, deputy speakers of parliaments, Chairman of Union Parliament Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission, union ministers, the union attorney general, the union auditor general, the chairman of the Union Civil Service Board and their wives, the chairman of the peace commission and the chairman of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, the joint chief of staff (Army, Navy and Air) and senior military officers and their wives, chairmen of Hluttaw affairs committees, deputy ministers, Hluttaw representatives, representative of political parties, departmental heads, diplomats of foreign missions and their wives and resident representatives of UN agencies and their wives.
During the Independence Day dinner, fireworks were set off and the singers entertained the pleasant songs with the accompaniment of Myanmar modern music band.
After the dinner, the president and participants enjoyed the performances of the artistes of the ministry of religious affairs and culture.