July 03, 2017

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Peace process to be realized according to NCA

PPST forms NCA implementation review team

PPST members meet the press after the meeting in Chiangmai in Thailand.  Photo: Aung Aung (ChiangMai)

Peace Process Steering Team-PPST of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement-NCA held a meeting in Chiangmai in Thailand from 28 June to 2 July to review the peace process of the NCA.
After the meeting, the PPST met the press and answered the questions raised by the media.
The five-day meeting passed 17 issues and documented four records. The press release is the essence of the issues and records, said Chairman of Chin National Front Pu Zin Kyon.
The absence of a finalized framework and comprehensive political view at the national level political dialogues, and the confusion in passing decisive issues will be reviewed, and we are going to make best preparations after the Government, the Tatmadaw and ethnic armed groups have negotiated the results, explained Chairman of All Burma Students’ Democratic Front-ABSDF U Than Khe.
As regards the review of the peace process of the NCA, Chairman of Pa-O National Liberation Organization-PNLO U Okka said, there appeared the KNU assessment and RCSS assessment after the Union Peace Conference: the 21st Century Panglong. Consequently, the PPST will review the whole peace process and introduce reforms.So, it will take time.
When we receive the PPST review, we will ask the Government, the Tatmadaw and the political parties to issue a joint review. We will introduce reforms after we have received all the reviews. We will finish the job in the coming August. The review was made with constructive approach and goodwill to ensure a guaranteed peace process and political dialogues,
The NCA implementation review team will be formed with two specially invited persons and the member of the respective groups of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Signatory Ethnic Armed Organizations. UPDJC vice-chair Phado Saw Kwe Htoo Win will take the helm.
It will be formed with 20 members. It will start the reform process in July and release the report in July end. Pu Zin Kyon said, review and reform will start in July. The results will be submitted to PPST in July end. PPST will present the issue at EAO conference. We will finalize the issue within one and a half month. We are planning to hold the EAO conference next month. The review of the political framework and the peace process of the NCA is the effort to proceed according to the NCA and to amend the parts that are against the NCA, according to the press meet.

 

Ye Khaung Nyunt

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