August 19, 2016

Reviewing of political dialogue framework continues

Peace makers participate in meeting to review the political dialogue framework.
Peace makers participate in meeting to review the political dialogue framework.

THE meeting to review the political dialogue framework continued at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon yesterday with the participation of representatives from the government, the Tatmadaw, the parliament and 16 ethnic armed organisations.
The government is reviewing the framework with ethnic armed organisations and political parties for the participation of NCA non-signatories groups in the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tin Myo Win, Chairman of the Preparation Committee for Holding the Union Peace Conference— 21st Century Panglong, said that the committee is trying its best to make proceedings inclusive at the Union Peace Conference, urging all participants to work together to achieve peace in the country through dialogue.
Lt-Gen Yar Pyae, Chairman of the Preparation Sub-committee-1 for Holding the Conference said they will implement the political dialogue framework review under the guidelines of the NCA, saying that the NCA is the only way to accomplish peace.
“We have different views and different requirements but we try to negotiate all our requirements.” he added.
Khu Oo Reh, Head of the Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN), said the DPN will follow the announcement of the UNFC, stressing the need to take the views of the political parties into account when reviewing the political dialogue framework.
The signatories and non-signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement have already reached an agreement and will negotiate with the government, he added.
Dr Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong, Vice Chairman of the Chin National Front, expressed his thanks to the government for allowing non-signatories to the NCA to participate in the 21st Century Panglong.
The meeting will continue today with the participation of political parties. The results of the two-day meeting will be reviewed at the UPDJC meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on 15 August.
The list of the participants in the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference will be approved at the meeting.



Ye Khaung Nyunt


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