December 09, 2016

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DPN takes overseas travel leave at 4th day of framework review meeting for political dialogue

The framework review meeting on political dialogue in Yangon on 21 October. Photo: Phoe Htaung
The framework review meeting on political dialogue in Yangon on 21 October. Photo: Phoe Htaung

ALTHOUGH the fourth framework review meeting continued for the fourth day at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon yesterday, the DPN, the delegation of the UNFC, was unable to participate in the discussions as it had arranged to go abroad.
“The DPN is unable to attend the meeting today as it has already arranged to go abroad. However, we are going to send our discussions to them. We will submit our findings and terms of reference to the UPDJC meeting for approval. The UPDJC is chaired by the State Counsellor,” UPDJC Secretary U Hla Maung Shwe said.
However, some analysts said that it is too early to organise political dialogues. Patron of the Pao National Liberation Organisation U Khun Okkar said that some people are questioning why national level political dialogues are being introduced so soon. But it is neither too early nor too late. The dialogues are being held in accordance with the provisions of the NCA, he added. He then expressed optimism regarding the peace process.
“When the Union peace conferences have been organised six or seven times, we will be able to conclude an agreement to build a federal union.” he said.
The UPDJC meeting is scheduled to be held on 28 October in Nay Pyi Taw.—Myanmar News Agency

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