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Posted on Feb 12, 03:01PM | IANS
Yangon, Feb 12 : Myanmar President U Thein Sein Tuesday stressed upon the importance of political stability and end of armed conflicts for democracy to flourish in the country.
In his message on the occasion of Myanmar's Union Day which falls Tuesday, U Thein Sein said constant efforts are being made for all inclusiveness in the political process and priority is being given to peace and stability, the rule of law and socio-economic development for a flourishing democratic system.
On Feb 12, 1947, all Myanmar nationals led by General Aung San held the historical Panglong Conference in northern Shan state and signed the Panglong Agreement, claiming independence unanimously.
The day the Panglong Agreement was signed was designated as Myanmar's Union Day.
Myanmar regained independence from the British colonialists Jan 4, 1948.