Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received the peace delegation led by Vice-Chairman Nai Aung Min of New Mon State Party (NMSP) at the parlour of Bayintnaung Villa in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon to talk about peace issues.
Also present at the talk together with the Senior General were Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Council members General Mya Tun Oo, Lt-Gen Moe Myint Tun and Lt-Gen Yar Pyae. The Vice-Chairman of New Mon State Party (NMSP) was accompanied by Central Executive Committee member Nai Banyar Lei and Central Committee member Nai Am Saik Cham.
At the talk, the Senior General explained the designation of the year 2022 as the year of peace, invitation to the peace talks for seeking resolution over different opinions based on politics without any restrictions, plans to continue the restoration of peace based on the Constitution (2008) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), exercising the genuine, discipline-flourished multiparty democratic system, efforts being made for building the Union based on democracy and federalism as the political aspiration, open and frank discussions on demands of the ethnic armed organizations and appropriate measures for the region and the State in the peace talks, and needs for deeply holding discussions with a wide range of scope for the sake of the Union.
The Vice-Chairman and party of New Mon State Party (NMSP) expressed thanks for talking about peace issue for the second time without any restrictions, adding that New Mon State Party (NMSP) on its part is steadfastly participating in the track of peace with the aspiration to restore peace across the nation. They showed off their attitudes and stances on the situations that the different opinions based on politics should be solved under the political trend.
In his responses to the discussions, the Senior General said the Hluttaw is the politically highest in the democratic system, and more ethnics should participate in the Hluttaw, the political platform to demand the rights of their regions under the law. If the political parties are analyzed, they can be seen as the parties representing politics, regions and ethnicities. They should not emphasize their single party but focus on the interests of the Union through the Union spirit. Both sides cordially exchanged views on peace issues and regional development.
After the talks, the Senior General presented gifts to the Vice-Chairman of New Mon State Party (NMSP) and party and posed for documentary photos together with the attendees.
The delegation led by the Vice-Chairman of New Mon State Party (NMSP) will hold peace talks with the Peace Talks Team and the National Solidarity and Peacemaking Negotiation Committee formed with council members by the State Administration Council. — MNA