Two papers appeared from 2nd National-level Political Dialogue’s CSO peace forum to be submitted to UPC

Writer: 
Kyaw Myo

Two papers regarding federal fundamentals, and resettlement and rehabilitation appeared from the 2nd National-level Political Dialogue’s CSO peace forum will be submitted to the Third Meeting of the Union Peace Conference also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference through the secretaries’ group of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC).

The 2nd National-level Political Dialogue’s CSO peace forum took place at MICC-2 in Nay Pyi Taw on January 2 and 3. The peace forum agreed and approved two papers which were sent to the supervising committee to keep on seeking approvals for these two papers at the UPDJC.  

The two papers must be sent to the secretary of the UPDJC. The technical team of the UPDJC will have to discuss these two papers and then they must be submitted the UPC, Naing Ngan Lin, secretary of the group of the political parties, said.

We have SOP rules and regulations regarding national-level political dialogue. The supervising committee in Nay Pyi Taw will have to submit the papers through the secretary of the UPDJC. The papers will have to be discussed by the working committee. Already-amended papers will have to be submitted to the UPC, Naing Ngan Lin added.

Peace can get rid of all problems of ours and it is only a solution so it is our common agreement. Next time we will add further comprehensive facts to these papers through the results of the discussions. We believe that we will be able to march toward a peace journey with a louder voice coming from the people who want peace, Soe Htay, spokesperson of Union-level’s CSO peace forum, said.

The results of the 1st National-level Political Dialogue’s CSO peace forum were not submitted to the Union Peace Conference known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference.

The delegates representing Kayah (Karenni) were not seen attending the peace forum. This matter is under negotiation. They failed to attend the peace forum but two delegates have been sent to the Union committee. Anyhow we must respect their stance. Karenni is not now included in the seven regions and seven states. I believe that we will finally see a perfect paper when we reach the Union level, Soe Htay said.

Translated by Win Htut