August 19, 2016

List of 700 participants in 21st Century Panglong Conference to be announced after UPDJC meeting

About 700 representatives are expected to attend the planned Union Peace Conference- 21st Century Panglong and a list of the participants in the conference is set to be announced in mid-August, the Union Minister for Office of the State Counsellor told the Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday.
In his response to a question about the peace conference scheduled to be held on 31 August, the Union minister said that an emphasis is being placed on the participation of all stakeholders in the conference.
According to a political dialogue framework approved previously, the government and parliament are set to hold 75 seats each with 150 seats each for Tatmadaw, ethnic armed organizations and political parties and 50 seats each for ethnic representatives and other invitees.
The Union minister said that the political dialogue framework will be reviewed at a UPDJC meeting scheduled to be held this month. The list of the participants in the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference will also be approved at the meeting.
An agenda of the conference depends upon the outcome of the UPDJC meeting, added the Union minister.


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