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August 13, 2020

Government, NCA-S EAOs begin three-day 6th negotiation meeting

Government and ethnic armed organizations hold the 6th edition of three-day negotiation meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) on Shwe Li Road in Yangon on 25 July 2020.  PHOTO: PHOE HTAUNG
Government and ethnic armed organizations hold the 6th edition of three-day negotiation meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) on Shwe Li Road in Yangon on 25 July 2020.  PHOTO: PHOE HTAUNG

Government and Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement-Signatories, Ethnic Armed Organizations (NCA-S EAOs) have commenced the 6th edition of three-day negotiation meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) on Shwe Li Road in Yangon yesterday.
Representatives of the government at the meeting were Vice-Chairman of NRPC and Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, Lt-Gen Yar Pyae, Lt-Gen Min Naung and Lt-Gen Tin Maung Win from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), Peace Commission Secretary and Retired Lt-Gen Khin Zaw Oo, Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Pyone Cho (a) U Htay Win Aung, Peace Commission advisory board members U Hla Maung Shwe and U Moe Zaw Oo and Director-General U Zaw Htay of the Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor.
The NCA-S EAOs representatives include NCA Implementation Framework Coordination Group Leader Sao Sai Ngern, NCA Implementation Coordinator U Myo Win, members U Hla Htay, Saw Mra Yazar Lin, , Salai Htalaw Hei, Saw Sein Win, Pado Saw Tardo Moo, Pado Saw L Kalusay, Kya Salmon, Saw Kyaw Nyunt, Nai Aung Ma Ngay, Dr Sai Oo and Khun Myint Tun.
Vice-Chairman, Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo delivered an opening remark, saying the peace negotiators from both sides have kept on discussions through videoconferencing despite some restrictions amid COVID-19.
The meeting could make some agreements, including for organizing the 4th session of Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong in the second week of August.
Meanwhile, the government has held four meetings to prepare for the UPC.
The EAOs and the political parties group have sent the lists of their representatives for the conference and leaders to attend opening ceremony.
The decisions from this three-day meeting will be reported to the JICM for approval, and agreements will become Part 3 of Union Accord at the 21st Century Panglong, paving the way of federal-based Union.
NCA Implementation Framework Coordination Group leader Sao Sai Ngern said the ongoing meeting will try to finalize the remaining issues for discussion.
He also said the stakeholders need to work for turning out fruitful results from the 4th UPC.
Discussions from the first day meeting will be concluded on 27 July.—Ye Gaung Nyunt (Translated by Aung Khin)

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