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February 27, 2018

LET’S PARTY FOR PEACE — Date set for Union Peace Conference

THE President’s Office announced yesterday that the Union Peace Conference has been scheduled to take place on 12 January 2016 as part of the peaceful solution to national reconciliation, ending armed conflict and solving political disputes through diplomatic means.
President U Thein Sein held out the olive branch to ethnic armed groups on 18 August 2011, an initiative that resulted in the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement with eight ethnic groups on 15 October this year.
The ceasefire truce required the signatories to pave a way to political dialogue. Accordingly, the framework for political dialogue was finalised on 15 December, thereby setting a date for the Union Peace Conference.


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