A special meeting between the Union Government and the signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday and Chairperson of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi delivered an address.
The meeting was attended by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Chairman of the Peace Commission Dr. Tin Myo Win, Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, Secretary of the Peace Commission (Retired) Lt-Gen Khin Zaw Oo, Representative of Pyithu Hluttaw U Aung Soe and Representative of Amyotha Hluttaw U Aung Kyi Nyunt, responsible personnel of the Government and the Tatmadaw, Chairman of the Karen National Union(KNU) Saw Mutu Sae Poe, Vice Chairman Pado Saw Kwe Htoo Win, Chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State(RCSS) U Yawd Serk, Secretary U Sai Ngin, Patron of Pao National Liberation Organization (PNLO) Khun Okka and Vice Chairman Khun Myint Tun, Chairman of the Chin National Front (CNF) Pu Zing Cung, Vice Chairman Dr. Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong, Vice Chairman of Arakan Liberation Army (ALP) Khaing Soe Naing Aung, Member of the Central Committee Saw Mya Yar Zar Lin, Chairman of All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF) U Than Ge, Vice Chairman U Myo Win, Chairman of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) Saw Moe Shay, Secretary of the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army-Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC) Dr. Naw Kapaw Htoo, Vice Chairman of the New Mon State Party (NMSP) Nai Han Thar and member of the Central Committee of (NMSP) Nai Aung Ma Ngay, Chairman of the Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) Kyar Khun Sar, Secretary Kyar Saw Lamon, representatives of the NCA Signatory Ethnic Armed Organizations and officials.
The special meeting began with an address delivered by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Afterwards, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivered the address.
Afterwards, on behalf of the NCA Signatory EAOs, Chairman of the KNU Saw Mutu Sae Poe delivered an address.
Afterwards, the State Counsellor, the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and leaders and representatives of the EAOs had documentary photos taken and the first session of meeting came to an end.
The second session of the peace talks was held in the afternoon and Vice Chairman of KNU Pado Saw Kwe Htoo Win and Director-General of the Office of the State Counsellor U Zaw Htay acted as advocates.
During the meeting, the peace makers discussed time and procedures and the measures to be taken for attaining basic principles in forthcoming Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong in 2018 and next two conferences in 2019, making the current peace dialogue simple and easy, model to be practised after reaching agreements between leaders at political dialogue, and seeking cooperation matters for inclusiveness of all EAOs who have not yet signed the NCA in peace making process.
The meeting continues today to discuss matters, such as self-determination and non-secession from the Union, adopting principles for establishing a unified Tatmadaw, and general issues.