September 20, 2017

NLD chairperson, government’s chief negotiator exchange peace process

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy that won majority in the historic 2015 vote, holds talks on the country’s ongoing peace process with Union Minister U Aung Min and Myanmar Peace Centre’s officials at her office in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. Photo: Credit to NLD Chairperson Facebook
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy that won majority in the historic 2015 vote, holds talks on the country’s ongoing peace process with Union Minister U Aung Min and Myanmar Peace Centre’s officials at her office in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. Photo: Credit to NLD Chairperson Facebook

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy, held talks with Union Minister U Aung Min and party on the country’s peace process at her office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, NLD Chairperson Facebook posted.
It was the second meeting between the NLD chairperson and the Union minister, the country’s chief peace negotiator, following the 8 December meeting.
According to the post by NLD Chairperson’s Office, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi  and U Aung Min, who is also the head of Myanmar Peace Centre, exchanged views on matters related to ongoing peace process including holding of Union Peace Conference and coordinating meetings ahead of the political dialogue.
It was attended by NLD’s central executive committee members U Win Htein and Dr Zaw Myint Maung, NLD parliamentarians U Ngaing Ngan Lin and U Phyo Zeya Thaw and NLD Chairperson’s Office in-charge Dr Tin Mar Aung, added the post.
The Union Peace Conference is due to convene on 12 January in Nay Pyi Taw, involving 700 representatives from stakeholder groups of the current government and Parliament, Tatmadaw, ethnic armed organizations who inked the ceasefire deal and political parties, and other players.
The meeting covered such topics as ‘peace process, political dialogue, and future’, said U Hla Maung Shwe in response to The Global New Light of Myanmar daily’s query. Also present at the meeting together with U Aung Min were U Tin Maung Than and U Hla Maung Shwe, MPC senior advisers and Dr Min Zaw Oo, Dr Kyaw Yin Hlaing and U Aung Naing Oo who are directors at the MPC.
According to sources, yesterday’s meeting followed a meeting between the NLD chair and leaders from eight ethnic ceasefire signatories on 17 December.

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