Myanmar celebrated its 78th Armed Forces Day on Monday with a military parade in the capital Nay Pyi Taw in commemoration of the start of its anti-fascist movement during World War II, Xinhua reported.
Speaking at the ceremony, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing highlighted the Myanmar Armed Forces' commitment to embracing national causes and safeguarding the State Constitution.
By making 2022 as Myanmar's Year of Peace, the leaders of Ethnic Armed Organisations were invited to negotiate for the termination of internal armed conflicts and achieving lasting peace, he said.
During the ceremony, the armed forces' mechanized units and foot soldiers marched in the parade ground as military aircraft and helicopters flew above.
The Southeast Asian country commemorated March 27, 1945, as the start of its army's resistance to the fascist occupation of imperial Japan.