December 15, 2016

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Union Peace Conference to be held every six months

The Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong will be held every six months and non-signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will be allowed to participate, said U Zaw Htay, Spokesperson of the Presidential Office.
Following the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, the spokesperson talked to the media confirming that the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi agreed to the decision at the meeting to allow the non-signatories to take part in the conference.
The government will hold talks with the non-signatories to the NCA on 21st and 22nd August, said U Zaw Htay. The five-day Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong is slated to commence on 31st August. Political dialogue framework will be discussed and negotiated at the upcoming Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong until a consensus is reached, at which point the non-signatory groups would sign the NCA and be allowed to continue to participate in the conference. About 1600 participants are expected to attend  the Union Peace Conference.

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