Myanmar and the United Nations (UN) have vowed to work together to improve the country’s social security, the country’s media reported on January 24.

The pledge was made during a meeting in the capital Nay Pyi Taw between Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, and visiting Special Adviser of the UN Secretary General Vijay Nambiar.

Nambiar said the UN strongly backs Myanmar’s reform process. He also voiced his recognition of the efforts made by Myanmar defence forces to achieve peace with ethnic armed groups.

Earlier, he met with Myanmar Vice President Sai Mauk Kham and Parliament Speaker U Shwe Mann.

It is the UN advisor’s sixth visit to Myanmar after President U Thein Sein's government took office in March 2011.-VNA