Ceasefire work group meets for framework negotiation

Representatives of government and NCA-S EAOs hold meeting at NRPC in Yangon on 23 June. PHOTO: Phoe Htaung

Representatives of government and NCA-S EAOs held the fourth negotiation at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre at Shweli Road in Yangon yesterday.
The meeting was attended by Vice-Chairman of NRPC and Attorney-General of the Union U Tun Tun Oo, Lt-Gen Yar Pyae of the Ministry of Defence (Army), Lt-Gen Min Naung and Lt-Gen Tin Maung Win, Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Pyone Cho (a) U Htay Win Aung, members of the Peace Commission Advisory Board U Hla Maung Shwe, U Moe Zaw Oo and Director-General of the State Counsellor Office U Zaw Htay.
The NCA-S EAOs were represented by Pado Sao Sai Ngin, Coordination of NCA implementation framework negotiation committee U Myo Win, members of negotiation team U Hla Htay, Saw Mya Yar Zar Lin, Dr Salai Lian Hmon Sakhong, Salai Htarlar Yay, Saw Sein Win, Pado Saw Tar Do Hmu, Pado Saw L Klu Sae, Kya Salmon, Saw Kyaw Nyunt, Nai Aung Ma Ngaw, Dr Sai Oo and Khun Myint Tun, and other representatives on videoconference.
Attorney-General of the Union U Tun Tun Oo made an opening remark, saying three negotiation meeting and one informal meeting where participants discussed implementation of NCA included in the Part 3 of Union Accord, step-by-step implementation beyond 2020 and the basic principles.
He added the 4th edition of Union Peace Conference- 21st Panglong is scheduled to convene in August this year, finding agreements on the timeline for bilateral negotiations, reduction of participants with appropriate composition in the conference due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Pado Sao Sai Ngin remarked preparations for Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong, UPDJC meeting, and JICM meeting will be discussed through friendly manners.
U Hla Maung Shwe, the member of Peace Commission Advisory Group, said the meeting focused on NCA framework, basic principles of NCA; separation meetings of EAOs representatives and government officials will be held on 24 June, and both sides will meet again on 25 June afternoon.
U Myo Win, the coordinator of NCA implementation, said they discussed holding political dialogues before the peace conference and recommendations from both sides.
The meeting will continue on 25 June to confirm agreements from both sides.—Ye Gaung Nyunt

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