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July 18, 2018

Preparatory meeting for third 21st century Panglong conference successfully ends

The preparatory meeting for the Union Peace Conference—21st Century Panglong holds its meeting. Photo: MNA

The preparatory talks for the third session of the Union Peace Conference–21st Century Panglong were held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
Present at the meeting were secretaries of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee U Khin Zaw Oo, U Hla Maung Shwe, U Zaw Htay, U Aung Soe, and Lt-Gen Tin Maung Win, joint committee members, representatives from the government, the Hluttaw, and Tatmadaw agencies, the group formed of people who deserve to attend this conference, ethnic delegates, and humanitarian agencies.
The meeting reviewed the sectors concerning the government, the Hluttaw, and the Tatmadaw agencies discussed in the 19 and 20 June meetings.
U Khin Zaw Oo explained the discussion results on politics, U Hla Maung Shwe on economics, U Zaw Htay on social affairs, and Dr. Wah Wah Maung on land and the natural environment.
Next, U Khin Zaw Oo said using the results from the previous discussions, the Mon national dialogues and the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) forums, the meeting has identified a single platform for the government, the Hluttaw and the Tatmadaw agencies. He said the meeting was successful and suggested holding working committee meetings regularly every six months following the third session of the Union Peace Conference.
The meeting has reportedly compiled a list of sector-wise discussion points to be brought up during the third session of the Union Peace Conference.
U Jimmy, from the group formed of people who deserve to attend this conference, said the social affairs sector has listed 10 points for discussing policy. He said four points from the second union agreement are included in the social affairs sector, based on two reports from the national dialogues and CSOs.

 

Myo Myint

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