For smoother and systematic processes in political discussions, the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) formed 5 Working Committees on 16 February 2017.
Yesterday morning in Nay Pyi Taw’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) negotiation meetings were held for these working committees with committee members from government departments, ethnic armed groups, and political parties in attendance.
A conference for the UPDJC was first commenced before the various working committees began discussions.
Discussion for policies based on a Federal System
The Working Committee for Political Discussions was led by U Khin Zaw Oo, Dr. Lian Mhone Sar Khaung and Sai Kyaw Nyunt and discussed on the committee’s procedures and other various other topics on securing a strong foundation for a federal system. Attending this discussion meeting were Brig-General Tin Aung, Brig-General Hla Than Maung, U Htay Win Aung, U Kyaw Kyaw Han, Dr. Sai Oo, Saw El Kalu Say, Saw San Nyein Thu, Saw Ku Ku, U Zam Za Mone, Sai Bo Aung, Dr. Too Gyar and U Aung Kyi Nyunt.
Discussion for policies based on Social Development
The discussion meeting for Working Committee for Social Affairs was led by U Zaw Htay, U Sai La and U Naing Ngan Lin and discussed on the committee’s procedures, topics concerning social resettlement, relief and welfare. In attendance were Major General Nay Lin, Daw Zin Mar Aung, U Naing Swe Oo, Saw Sel Bwe, Khun Thomas, Daw Aye Thida Myint, U Tin Swe, U Saung Sam kar and U Shwe Min.
Discussions for policies based on economic and finance sector in a Federal System
The discussion meeting for economic sector was led by U Hla Maung Shwe, Daw Saw Mya Yazar Kin and Min Kyaw Zayar Oo and discussed on topics concerning regional development policies and developing the economy and financial sector in line with a federal system. In attendance were Brig-General Thike Soe, Mi Khun Chan, U Barrat Sin, Salai Htalar Hay, Pado Saw Tar Do Muu, Sai Lian, Khun Tin Shwe Oo, U Htun Naing, U Thein Htun, U Marcos and U Thar Htun Hla.
The discussion meeting for security sector was led by Major General Soe Naing Oo, U Myo Win and U Thar Hla Pe and discussed on various topics concerning the legal sector. In attendance were Major General Tin Maung Win, Brig-General Sein Htun Hla, U In Htone Kar Naw San, Dr. Chaw Chaw Sein, Se Baung Kay, Pado Saw Aung Win Shwe, Pu Htet Ni, Dr. Aung Myat Oo, U Saw Htun Aung Myint and Daw Nan Khin Sein Myint.
Discussions for policies based on agriculture in a Federal System
The discussion meeting for policies for agriculture and environmental issues was led by U Aung Soe, Khun Myint Htun and U Myint Soe on agricultural policies, conservation policies for the natural environment and protective measures from natural disasters with Brig-General Aung Thein Oo, U Soe Win, U Zaw Min Lett, U San Ni, Saw Del Nel, Sai Sai Ngin, Daw Bwe Bu, U Hla Khaing, Khin Htun Shwe and U Aike Saw in attendance.
The various working committee discussion meetings will be held from 8 to 10 March.