Burma celebrates in her simple but enthusiastic way the 10th Anniversary of the Nu-Attlee Agreement.?
Burma celebrates in her simple but enthusiastic way the 10th Anniversary of the Nu-Attlee Agreement. The agreement provided for the independence of Burma.
A mammoth banquet is held in Rangoon's city hall, and is attended by all the dignatories of the City; it is packed to capacity.
During his address the Burmese President, Mr U Win Maung, declared: "the Nu-Attlee agreement was a remarkable document for the whole world to see how Britain and Burma mutually solved the subtle problem and attained everlasting friendship". Mr Maung then proposed the toast to Her Majesty, the Queen of England.
The British Ambassador, speaking next, thanked the President for his kind words and paid glowing tributes to Anglo-Burmese friendship. He proposed the toast to the health of the Burmese President.
Mr U Nu, in his speech traced the early days of the Agreement and paid tributes to the British officers and nation. He said: "We can look forward with complete confidence to a future wherein friendship and cooperation between Union of Burma and the United Kingdom will continue to prosper and flourish". He concluded with the toast "Long live Anglo-Burmese friendship".
The last speaker of the evening was the leader of the Opposition Mr E. Maung, who also affirmed the friendship and brotherhood between the United Kingdom and Burma.
The evening's entertainment concluded with colourful dances given by Burmese girls.