THE Union Peace Conference is expected to bring long-lasting peace and stability, said the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in a meeting with Mr Sun Guoxiang, the Asia Affairs Special Representative for the People’s Republic of China, at 2pm yesterday at Bayint Naung Hall.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing explained to Mr Sun that the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement is an agreement to usher in eternal peace, not just the cessation of violence. He said the non-signatory armed groups must sign the NCA, urging them to live within the bounds of the law. He added that the military will never change its attitude, and that the achievement of eternal peace will benefit Myanmar’s neighbours as well as the region in general.
The Chinese guest said he is committed to improving relations between Myanmar’s and China’s militaries, and that he is in favour of China’s policy towards Myanmar, which has respect for Myanmar’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Chinese official said his country will continue to provide assistance for Myanmar’s development. The two dignitaries also discussed matters relating to peace-building and ensuring stability along the border between Myanmar and China.