Preparatory subcommittee-1 gears up for 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference
The preparatory subcommittee 1 held its second coordination meeting to prepare for the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference that is believed to be held in the last week of August, in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Dr Tin Myo Win, chairman of the preparatory committee, Lt-Gen Yar Pyae, chairman of the subcommittee 1, and vice-chairman P’doh Saw Kwe Htoo Win spoke on the occasion.
During the second coord meeting set to last for two days, those present held talks on political dialogue and negotiations set to be developed at the peace conference and matters related to citizens and CSO forums, topics for discussion and guidelines on political dialogue.
“A framework review process is to be held by the subcommittee 1 in cooperation with eight NCA signatories, while subcommittee 2 plans to hold talks with non-signatory groups,” said Dr Tin Myo Win.
Adding, “A meeting on policy guidelines between the State Counsellor and the two subcommittees is scheduled for 5 July.”
U Hla Maung Shwe, secretary of the preparatory committee, said that the meeting focused on timely completion of preparatory works for the Peace Conference, adding that policy guidelines are likely to come out following the talks between the State Counsellor and subcommittees.
A review of political framework is set to be made in early August after a meeting between the State Counsellor and NCA non-signatory groups was slated for mid-July, said the secretary.
U Khet Htein Nan, member of subcommittee 2, used the meeting for future works, saying that a political dialogue structure presented by the subcommittee 1 is quite similar to a structure approved by ethnic sides at Law Khee La conference.—Myo Myint