Govt, NCA-EAOs meet for implementing JICM resolutions

NCA Implementation Framework Coordinating Leader Sao Sai Nguen addresses the coordination meeting in Yangon yesterday. Photo: Phoe Htaung
NCA Implementation Framework Coordinating Leader Sao Sai Nguen addresses the coordination meeting in Yangon yesterday. Photo: Phoe Htaung

Government officials and representatives of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) held a coordination meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon yesterday afternoon.
The meeting was aimed to implement the 8 points of resolutions adopted at the 8th Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement. It was attended by Vice Chairman of NRPC Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo, Lt-Gen Yar Pyae, Lt-Gen Min Naung and Lt-Gen Tin Maung Win from the Office of Commander in Chief (Army), Peace Commission Secretary Retired Lt-Gen Khin Zaw Oo, Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Pyone Cho (a) U Htay Win Aung, Peace Commission members U Hla Maung Shwe and U Moe Zaw Oo and Director General U Zaw Htay from the Office of the Ministry of the State Counsellor.
Representatives from NCA-EAOs included NCA Implementation Framework Coordinating Leader Sao Sai Nguen, NCA Implementing Coordinator U Myo Win, its members U Hla Htay, Saw Mra Yar Zar Lin, Dr Salai Lian Hmone Sar Kaung, Salai Htalaw Hay, Saw Sein Win, Pado Saw Tar Do Moo, Pado Saw L Kalu Say, Saw Kyaw Nyunt, Kyar Solomon, Nai Aung Ma Ngay, Khun Myint Tun and Dr Sai Oo.
At the coordination meeting, Vice Chairman of NRPC Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo made an opening remark, saying the 8 points of agreement made in recent 8th JICM, holding the 4th Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong during the first four months of 2020, discussions about possible framework agreement to implement NCA and signing part 3 of Union Accord and implementing JICM’s resolutions.
The government proposed a timeline for holding meetings to implement JICM resolutions.
The Union Attorney-General suggested prior preparations for the 4th Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong as planned and coordination of all stakeholders in building a Federal Democratic Union that can ensure a lasting peace which is a common goal of the government and EAOs.
He added that the needs of thorough discussions to make agreements on expectations in NCA and implementation process, peace process beyond 2020 General Election, exchange of views on security affairs in NCA in addition to enforcement of ceasefire, building mutual trusts among the stakeholders and making successful negotiations in both political and military affairs.
All the parties in NCA have agreed to amend the Constitution and the relevant laws, based on the resolutions in 21st Century Panglong.
NCA-EAOs Coordination Leader Sao Sai Nguen said in his opening speech, “Coordination teams of both sides have an important duty to implement resolutions from the coordination meeting. Expected good results would come out from strong determination for the success. Some remaining topics could be discussed in the following meetings or informal meetings, while a proper timeline should be set for peace process.”
He also urged all the stakeholders to work the best for the true essence of peace, with mutual trusts and regards, patience, equality, consideration for public welfare, friendship and frank discussions. The meeting will continue on 3 February.— Ye Gaung Nyunt (Translated by Aung Khin)

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