Myanmar president pledges to strive for peace, reconciliation

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Nay Pyi Taw, March 30 (IANS) Myanmar’s new President U Htin Kyaw pledged on Wednesday to implement four goals based on the policies of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

U Htin Kyaw made the pledge in his first address to parliament after his government cabinet was sworn in earlier in the day, Xinhua reported.

He said that his government will strive for national reconciliation, nationwide peace, emergence of a federal union and raising of living standard of the people.

He promised to implement the political objectives with perseverance.

He added that his cabinet is responsible for fulfilling the people’s expectations to produce a constitution which is in accord with the democratic standard of the country.

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U Htin Kyaw, leading his cabinet members including two vice presidents and 18 ministers, was sworn in to office Wednesday.

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