A roundtable discussion on reviewing the framework for political dialogue with government, Hluttaw and Tatmadaw groups was held at the National Peace and Reconciliation Center in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
During the roundtable discussion, UPDJC secretary group members Lt-Gen U Khin Zaw Oo (retd) and U Zaw Htay explained about the topics for discussion and the current state of the peace progress.
The attendants then discussed their views and opinions of the Third Session of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong.
The workshop on reviewing the framework for political dialogue continued in the afternoon where Prof. Christina Murray, an international expert on federalism, shared her experiences of participating in political discussions in South Africa, Kenya and Yemen, and answered to questions asked by the attendants.
U Sit Aye, member of the group of inclusive people from Tatmadaw group, said they had the opportunity to exchange experiences on the difficulties that international political discussions had to undergo to reach agreements as well as reaching mutual agreements. He said many successive governments have had accomplishments and setbacks in the history of Myanmar, as well as incomplete accomplishments. In the democratic government’s administration there has been increased transparency, he said.
He continued saying that during the democratic government’s second term, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi continued the UPC – 21st Century Panglong. There are still difficulties, challenges and mutual agreements, he said. He added that in the roundtable’s three days, they will discuss how international experiences can be incorporated in achieving benefits.
Attending the roundtable discussion and workshop yesterday were UPDJC secretariat members, joint committee members, and working committee members from government, Hluttaw and Tatmadaw groups.
The workshop will be held today and the roundtable discussion with government, Hluttaw and Tatmadaw groups will be held tomorrow.