Peace process must focus on all stakeholders: State Counsellor
STATE Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stressed the need to focus on the participation of all stakeholders who should be involved in every step of the country’s national reconciliation and peace process at a coordination meeting on the formation of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) yesterday.
The meeting was attended by peace negotiator Dr Tin Myo Win, government representatives Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung and Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, Tatmadaw representatives Lt-Gen Yar Pyae, Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung and Lt-Gen Min Naung, Myanmar Peace Centre representatives U Myint Soe, U Khin Zaw Oo and Dr Min Zaw Oo and other officials.
The participants agreed to form the NRPC parallel with preparations for the” 21st Century Panglong Conference”, to focus on the involvement of all stakeholders in every step of preparing for the conference and to hold the second coordination meeting next week.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi called for national peace conference within the next two months at the second meeting of the Union Ceasefire Joint Monitoring Committee (UJMC) on 27 April in her effort to bring eternal peace to the country, stressing the need to hold the national peace conference like the historic Panglong Conference concurrently with the nationwide ceasefire.—Myanmar News Agency