Government to hold NCA signing ceremony for NMSP, LDU on 13 Feb

A meeting on holding the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement signing ceremony for the New Mon State Party and Lahu Democratic Union is held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  Photo: MNA
A meeting on holding the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement signing ceremony for the New Mon State Party and Lahu Democratic Union is held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

The New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) will sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement-NCA in Nay Pyi Taw on 13th February.
The signing becomes the first one of its kind for the ruling NLD government. “The New Mon State Party and Lahu Democratic Union are the first organizations which have taken the path of peace in the time of the NLD government and we also continue our efforts for non-signatories to sign the NCA and to participate in our peace process,” said U Kyaw Tint Swe, Deputy Chairman of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre and Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor in his opening address at a planning meeting yesterday for holding the signing ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw.
The signing ceremony would bring delight to the people, especially the people in Mon State and Lahu people, he said. The two armed groups announced their decision to sign the NCA following their meetings separately with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on 23 January.
At the meeting, U Zaw Htay, Director-General of the Union Peace Implementation Department, reported on detailed plans for holding the ceremony.
U Thant Sin, Director-General of the Protocol Department, reported on sending out invitations; Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung on accommodation and seating plans at the ceremony; Deputy Minister U Kyaw Myo on transportation; Union Minister U Ohn Maung on accommodation and reception; Deputy Minister U Min Thu on decoration of the ceremony; Myanmar Police Force Police Chief Aung Win Oo on security; Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint on registration of media, issuing security cards, live broadcast and issuing documentary photo albums; Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe on health matters, Director-General U Zaw Naing on financial affairs, Deputy Minister U Khin Maung Tin on coordination among sub-committees; Lt-Gen Tin Maung Win on preparations for the signing ceremony and Dr. Myo Aung, Chairman of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, on preparing the MICC-II building where the signing ceremony will be held.
The meeting came to an end with concluding remarks by Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe. — Myanmar News Agency

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