December 13, 2017

State Counsellor’s vision on peace process

  • At the 6th Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave a welcoming speech. JICM was held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre on November 27 in Nay Pyi Taw.
    In the statement made by the State Counsellor, she said, “Responsibility is big and difficult to bring about peace through peaceful ways.” This has revealed the nature of the peace process. And, the State Counsellor also expressed a notion that we all must have the spiritual courage to dare find the right solution for peace. Spiritual courage means the courage to confront oneself. This, in fact, pointed out the normal weakness of individuals. People are usually reluctant to bravely assess as to whether their concepts and ideas they firmly hold on to dearly are true or false and reasonable or not. This weakness must surely be overcome with great seriousness in implementing the peace process. The State Counsellor stressed the importance of this weakness.
    Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said, “Making compromise is vital in the process of bringing about peace through peaceful ways.” So as to highlight this point, the State Counsellor emphasized that the courage to dare confront was meant for the courage to face reality as well as readiness to make compromises where necessary.
    The State Counsellor said, “I firmly believe that all those present at this meeting are desirous of peace. It is our people who want peace most, more than anyone else. The people want to live in peace. Peace can bring about progress which can result in development. What we must not lose sight of is our people’s desires.” This statement underscores the concept which all responsible persons and organizations should keep firmly etched in their minds. Therefore, we would like to urge every individual and organization that is responsible for the implementation of the peace process to make concerted efforts for the sake of the people, keeping the valuable words of the State Counsellor in our minds.

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