Journal : PLA Daily (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : 04

Myanmar celebrates Union Day

A guard of honor party participating in the Union Day celebrations in Myanmar’s Naypyidaw on February 12. February 12 is the Union Day of Myanmar. On the 12th of February in 1947, Myanmar’s “father of independence” and national hero Major General Aung San and leaders of all ethnic groups held a meeting in in Pang-Long and signed the Pang-Long agreement, agreeing to work together for national independence. On January 4, 1948, Myanmar eventually broke away from the British colonial rule, obtaining national independence. Xinhua / AP

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