June 29, 2017

Breaking News

En Route To Dialogue —Political dialogue framework drafting process continues

Together with U Myo Win (middle) and Sai Kyaw Nyunt (far right), U Aung Naing Oo (far left) elaborated on progress achieved on the second day of the political dialogue framework drafting committee meeting at Myanmar Peace Centre yesterday.
Together with U Myo Win (middle) and Sai Kyaw Nyunt (far right), U Aung Naing Oo (far left) elaborated on progress achieved on the second day of the political dialogue framework drafting committee meeting at Myanmar Peace Centre yesterday.

WHETHER a joint drafting team will be formed or not will be decided after reaching a common agreement on 10 points under discussion, said spokespersons on the second day of the political dialogue framework drafting committee meeting yesterday.
The proposal to form the team with the membership of two persons each from political parties, the government and ethnic ceasefire signatories was made by the ethnic side in order to complete the process in a timely manner on the first round of the meeting on Friday.
Discussions on the 10 points set to be involved in the framework continued on Day 2 of the drafting committee’s meeting, said U Aung Naing Oo, a programme director at Myanmar Peace Centre at a press conference.  The committee which comprises a group of eight representatives from the three groups was formed by the 48-member Union Political Dialogue Joint Committee. The 10 points include the framework’s basic principles, representation and participation of stakeholders in political dialogue, a decision-making method, management of political dialogue, signing of Union agreement and the implementation process.
We cannot say exactly whether the task of drawing up a detailed framework should be assigned to drafters or not when discussions on the points are over, said U Myo Win, one of the ethnic representatives on the committee.
Despite having a frameworks drawn up by various stakeholders before the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, a new draft framework will be set up collaboratively in accord with the approved concept that the framework must be drafted based on the NCA,  said the spokespersons.
They also reiterated that they are committed to making the framework flexible to cater for coming changes in representation of the government and the parliament and completing the process in a 60-day timeline as stipulated by the truce pact.
U Sai Kyaw Nyunt, a representative from the political parties, stressed the need of flexibility in drawing up the new framework by stakeholders without being dogmatic.  The frameworks should be seen as a reference model, he added.   The drafting committee meeting is set to run for four days until 1 December, and it was adjourned until this coming Monday.
Political dialouge is expected to be held at the Athletes’ Village in Nay Pyi Taw.

Comments

Related posts

Translate »