NAY PYI TAW, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar 's Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing vowed on Wednesday to safeguard the nation's security and sovereignty to implement the peace and development of the nation within democratic practices.
Addressing an 6,300-strong-military parade in Nay Pyi Taw to mark the armed forces' 68th anniversary, Min Aung Hlaing noted that the nation will be developed only when peace, stability, unity and well discipline are formed.
Myanmar opposition leader and parliamentarian Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the Myanmar Armed Forces Day for the first time.
Min Aung Hlaing underlined that the armed forces have marched on the way of democratic administration under the leadership of the government and respective Hluttaws (parliaments) for two years.
He said that in accordance with the utilization of free, active and non-aligned foreign policy and the peaceful co-existence principle, "our country seeks for better relation with regional countries, regional organizations, and other world nations."
Myanmar will perform its duties to be a duty-conscious one for regional stability and peace together with other ASEAN members countries, he added.
The day was celebrated with launching demonstration involving new armored units.
Myanmar's Armed Forces Day was also historically known as the Resistance (against Fascist) Day.