December 21, 2016

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DPN seeks meeting with State Counsellor, participation in peace conference

Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) holding talks with the Preparatory Committee for the Union Peace Conference — 21st Century Panglong.
Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) holding talks with the Preparatory Committee for the Union Peace Conference — 21st Century Panglong.

THE Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) met the Preparatory Committee for the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon yesterday to seek a meeting between State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the leaders of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC).
Prior to the meeting, the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee Dr Tin Myo Win called for frank discussion, expressing their willingness to invite UNFC’s leaders to participate in the adoption of the political framework and the peace conference as well.
The chairman also welcomed the Maijayan conference to be held in northern Kachin State from 26 to 29 July, which is reported to have attracted the participation of 55 ethnic armed groups.
“It is time to restore peace in this country,” said DPN’s leader Khu Oo Ral, stressing that they would have a five-point agenda at the meeting.
“The onus is on all individuals involved in the peace process to show great determination and trust,” he said.
Both sides discussed a meeting with the State Counsellor, the participation of the UNFC in the peace conference and the requirements to be fulfilled by the government for the Maijayan conference.
After the meeting, Secretary of the Preparatory Committee U Hla Maung Shwe told the media that the government was willing to render assistance to the success of the Maijayan conference.
He quoted Dr Tin Myo Win as saying that the DPN’s leaders would meet the state counsellor today in the manner of a family gathering.
The Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) is a team formed by the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC).

 

Ye Khaung Nyunt

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