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December 12, 2019

Peace negotiators vow to strengthen cooperation after approving text for nationwide ceasefire

Peace negotiators from the UPWC and NCCT open the floor to questions from the media at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon on Tuesday.  Photo: Ye Myint
Peace negotiators from the UPWC and NCCT open the floor to questions from the media at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon on Tuesday. Photo: Ye Myint

Yangon, 31 March— Peace negotiators from the government and ethnic armed groups concluded talks on a single text for the national ceasefire accord, aimed at ending more than 60 years of internal conflicts in Myanmar, with the release of two joint statements Tuesday.
The single text will be presented to the leaders of both sides for approval, with a specific schedule and a list of signatories to a truce deal to be set after coordination between the Union Peacemaking Working Committee and Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team, the first joint statement said.
In the second joint statement following the seventh national ceasefire accord meeting, both sides stressed the need for further cooperation to prevent the recurrence of armed conflicts during the implementation of the peace process.
In his address, U Nai Hong Sar, who led the NCCT, said there are likely to be few amendments to the tentative agreements achieved in the single text while seeking approval of leaders at the ethnic conferencewhich is likely to be held next month, with a specific date yet to be arranged.
The government  side will seek no further amendments to the approved single text and is looking forward to setting a date for signing the pact with ethnic armed groups, said Union Minister U Aung Min, who led the UPWC.
The sooner the two sides signed the ceasefire accord, the sooner the people’s wish for peace will be fulfilled, added the Union minister at the press conference.
Pado Kwe Htoo Win, a deputy leader of the NCCT, expressed his belief that approval of ethnic leaders on the single text is possible, asserting that ethnic groups also wish to achieve peace as quickly as possible.
According to the agreement on implementation of the peace process, a framework meeting shall be held within 60 days and a political dialogue within 90 days after the signing of a nationwide ceasefire accord.— GNLM

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