Excerpts from experts on the discussion of principles, machineries and performances in action for the process of peace and national reconciliation

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There can be implementation of nationwide ceasefire and peace process is prioritized in the incumbent government’s reign as well. As part of 21st Century Panlong Conference, political dialogues are being held continuously. Now again, the dialogue on principles, machineries and performances in action was
held at Yangon Melia Hotel today under the sponsorship of Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies & ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.
Here are the excerpts from opinions of well-known persons who are taking part in performing tasks of peace and national reconciliation at different levels in the interview made by Myanma News Agency as to today’s discussion.
U Nyunt Maung Shein (chairman of Myanmar Institute Strategic and International Studies)
Conflicts are also in the ASEAN region, as are in Philippines and Myanmar. The present meeting is to exchange individual experiences as to how to find solutions in dealing with conflicts and problems between two countries. In the discussion held in Cebu, Philippines last year, women’s role in peace process was primarily discussed. Today’s meeting will place comparative dialogue between Myanmar and ASEAN-related organizations on the top of the agenda. The prioritized mission of the incumbent government is peace and national reconciliation so that we can manage to implement the nation’s economic development. Peace and national reconciliation is expected by the whole populace. We have many difficulties. Demands and political stances of political parties in the 21st Panlong Conference differ from each other. It may take years but
we need to exert our concerted effort.
H.E.Mr. Latsamy Keomany (Chairperson of ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation)
Peace and national reconciliation is presently Mot juste in the world, so it will be of great benefit. Terrorist attacks, conflicts and migration problems are the ones the world is experiencing. To reduce them, we are trying to implement with collective operation of ASEAN countries, which is assumed to be important by all.
U Aung Kyi (member of peace commission)
Today’s meeting may result in benefits as it will share and exchange knowledge to each other. Process for implementation of peace and reconciliation in Myanmar took time, the government and armed ethnic groups have had experiences to some extent. We need to adjust today’s knowledge to comply with practical situations. We hope for the best but we found it difficult to perform practically. It depends on the attitudes of all participants in the meeting.
Daw Kyi Kyi Hla (member of MSIS)
Prevention for conflicts not to emerge, building of sustainable nationwide ceasefire, matters on resettlement and rehabilitation will be discussed. I firmly believe that our true wishes will bring about good results. It is necessary for all nationals to take and active part in the process.
Dr Zaw Min Oo (member of advisory board of peace commission)
In today’s discussion, other countries will join. So, we can gain experiences. 17 groups that signed nationwide ceasefire agreement consulted in detail. It can be said to be a perfect agreement. There will be many challenges in implementing peace process. However, we have potential stance in peace process.


Win Win Maw and Nandar Win

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