Esteemed people, I would like to extend my greetings to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and all national people to be graceful and auspicious on the occasion of the New Year 2018.
Now the year 2017 has come to an end. During this year, we encountered many cases. We achieved successes in some cases and could overcome some others. It is sure that we would certainly achieve successes if we do our works better by taking lessons from the past.
The day which falls on coming 4th January will turn 70 years of regaining Independence of our country. In looking back the history we have passed, three points—the first for ensuring peace and stability of the State, the second for development of the State and the third for unity of the State—can be seen as tasks which need to be carried out by all our people in unison. Everybody has many desires on improvement of their socioeconomic status. So I would like to totally express my wish the Tatmadaw will give a helping hand to all for carrying out the tasks to be able to achieve success.
I wish again may you all people be physical and mental wellbeing in this New Year!