YANGON, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Thein Sein Tuesday stressed the prime importance of political stability and end of armed conflicts for flourishing democracy in the country.
In his message on the occasion of Myanmar's Union Day which falls on 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 flourishing democratic system.
The new government has assumed that the country needs to have greater political, economic and defence strength for its perpetuation, then only could a modern, developed democratic state be built, he held, urging all national brethrens to join hands with the government for the nation-building tasks.
On Feb. 12, 1947, all Myanmar nationalities, led by General Aung San held the historical Panglong Conference in northern Shan state and signed the Panglong Agreement, claiming the independence unanimously.
The day the Panglong Agreement was signed was designated as Myanmar's Union Day and it turns 66 years now.
Myanmar regained independence from the British colonialists on Jan. 4, 1948.