The government has agreed to four out of eight points demanded by the United Nationalities Federal Council and accepted the remaining four points in
principle and as a result, the DPN formed by the UNFC attended the framework review for political dialogues, according to U Zaw Htay, Deputy Director-General of the President’s Office .
“On the anniversary of NCA, the Peace Commission and the UNFC discussed the eight-point demand of it. The commission agreed to the four points of it and agreed to the remaining four points in principle. Both sides agreed to discuss it further. So, the DPN- Delegation for Political Negotiation attended the framework review,” U Zaw Htay said.
The meeting to review the framework for political dialogues was held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon yesterday.
The purpose of the meeting was to hold national level political dialogues and to pave way for ethnic armed organizations that have not yet signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement to sign it.
“I would like to request participants to approve the terms of reference, which was drafted by three representatives each from the government, ethnic armed groups and political parties. They are important to political dialogues that will be held soon,” Dr Tin Myo Win, Chairman of the Peace Commission, said on behalf of the government.
U Thu Wai, who spoke on behalf of political parties at the meeting, pointed out there is a need to discuss the framework thoroughly as the framework is important and it would be submitted to the UPDJC, the Union Peace Conference and the Hluttaw, which would enact it.
Today’s meeting was also attended by the Delegation for Political Negotiation –DPN formed by the UNFC.
However, it is not clear whether non-signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will be able to participate in the upcoming political dialogues, according to Phado Saw Kwe Htoo Win, General Secretary of the Karen National Union.
Ye Khaung Nyunt