Mon holds national-level political dialogue in Ye

Mon ethnic people take part in national-level political dialogue in Ye, Mon State, yesterday.  Photo: MNA
Mon ethnic people take part in national-level political dialogue in Ye, Mon State, yesterday.  Photo: MNA

The opening ceremony of the National-level Political Dialogue for ethnic Mon people was held yesterday at the People’s Sports Stadium in Ye Township, Mon State.
At the ceremony, Kyaikmaraw Township, Yamanya Nikaya Kaw Pa Line Monastery Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kaytumala delivered the opening speech. This was followed by a speech from the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) Vice Chairman (2) Dr. Tin Myo Win, who expressed his delight over the present event taking place after the New Mon State Party signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA). He spoke about the importance of establishing a federal union based on democracy, equality and self-determination rights. He added that to establish this, National-level Political Dialogues are held to discuss the requirements, desires, wishes and views of the ethnic nationals. As such, at this National-level Political Dialogue, ethnic Mon people can present their requirements, desires, wishes and views, said Dr. Tin Myo Win.
Later, speeches were delivered by Chairman of New Mon State Party Nai Htaw Mon; Mon State Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan; U Khin Zaw Oo, U Khun Myint Tun and U Saw Tun Aung Myint of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) government group; ethnic armed organization group and political party group; All Mon Region Democracy Party central executive committee member Nai Kyan Yit; and Mon National Party Vice Chairman Nai Ngwe Thein, while organizing committee Chairman Nai Banyar Lae explained the works done for the National-level Political Dialogue.
In the afternoon, the dialogues were continued by groups. Proposals on the fundamental principles of the political sector were discussed at the Mon Dhammayone (meeting hall), proposals on the fundamental principles of the social sector to build a federal union and proposals on the fundamental principles of the federal economy were discussed in two separate meeting halls of Basic Education High School No. 1 and proposals on the principles of the farmland and environmental sector were discussed at the Tapalin Nasu Dhammayone.
The three-day dialogue will be held until 7 May and the 500 representatives in attendance will discuss in groups on the four sectors, as designated by the UPDJC.
Present at the dialogue were monks, officials from NRPC, UPDJC, all levels of the Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee, Mon State Chief Minister and state government members, Mon State Hluttaw Deputy Speaker and representatives, members of the National-level Political Dialogue managing committee, officials from ethnic armed organizations, representatives of groups and observers.—Mon State (IPRD)

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