Peace is the main requirement of a country that has faced severe internal conflicts for over 60 years.
As publicly declared, the incumbent government has given priority to the peace process. Normally, the peace process needs time, as it is a task that must be implemented through lots of patience, tolerance, goodwill and mutual understanding while experiencing many ups and downs all along the way.
Many years of experience that the country has endured while seeking peace has taught us that was cannot deviation from the peace process.
Plans are under way to hold the second Union Peace Conference — 21st Century Panglong in the near future. The Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee has already passed a decision to reach an agreement on the basic principles of
federalism at the conference.
The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), a coalition that represents five armed ethnic groups — Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP), New Mon State Party (NMSP), Arakan National Party (ANC), Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) and Wa National Organization (WNO) sent message to the government yesterday that they would sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).
The news comes as the greatest and most auspicious gift to the country, as it coincides with the incumbent government’s one-year anniversary in office.
The five organisations showed their trust in the peace-making process by signing the NCA.
Their courage has created rays of hopes for national reconciliation and peace, and has shined a positive light onto the many successive eras of Myanmar history which dreamed of peace.
These bright rays of peace will continue to shine in our country as more progress is made.
We, the Global New Light of Myanmar, firmly believe that the eternal peace that all indigenous people have aspired to for decades will finally become a reality if the government and leaders of the armed organisations work together with the people.