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May 25, 2020

JCB for Peace Process Funding needs to ensure transparency, accountability

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the meeting of the Joint Coordination Body for Peace Process Funding. Photo: MNA

The peace process should not be hindered due to the insufficiency of funds, and allocation of funds is needed to be in line with the priority sectors, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday.
The State Counsellor made this remark at the meeting of the Joint Coordination Body for Peace Process Funding (JCB) held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon, stressing the importance of ensuring transparency and minimizing loss and wastage when the JCB manages international assistance.
The meeting focused on the formation of working committees and offices based on the duties and responsibilities of the JCB, and approving directives, rules and regulations for the urgent needs of the JCB.
The JCB is headed by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, with eight representatives, including herself, from the government and eight representatives from both signatories and non-signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
Regarding the allocation of funds for peace provided by international donors, the JCB selected four sectors: the Ceasefire Sector, the Negotiation and Dialogue Sector, the Peace Supporting Development Sector and Peace making process of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre-NPRC Sector.
Yesterday’s meeting was attended by Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe, Chairman of  the Peace Commission Dr Tin Myo Win, Lt-Gen Yar Pyai, Lt-Gen  Ye Aung, Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye, Chairperson of the Ethnic Affairs Committee of Amyotha Hluttaw Daw Shilar Nan Taung, Pyithu  Hluttaw MP U Saw  Tin Win and representatives of  the signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire  Agreement Pado Saw Kwe Htoo Win, General Secretary of  KNU, U Sai  Hlyan (RCSS-SSA), Salai  Htalar Hay (General Secretary of CNF) and U Myo Win, ABSDF, while representatives of the  non-signatories to  the NCA include U San  Law, Head of  the  External  Relations Department of  Wa Special  Region-2, U  Kham Maung, Peace and Unity Committee of  the Special Region-4, Mongla.—Myanmar News Agency

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