Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw on Monday hailed the United Nations for its achievements in maintaining international peace, security and sustainable development over the past decades.

In a message to commemorate the UN’s 71st anniversary, U Htin said: “Peace, security and development are inter-related and inter-connected. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace. Peace is not sustainable without development. Poverty eradication stands as one of the solutions in addressing many of today’s challenges.”

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The President said realisation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development Goals is a priority for the UN and its member states, Xinhua news agency reported.

While stating that cooperation with the UN is a cornerstone of Myanmar’s foreign policy, he pledged his country’s commitment to continuing its strong support for the organisation in addressing common challenges through international cooperation.

He also reaffirmed Myanmar’s faith and confidence in the purposes and principles described in the UN Charter.

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