Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham hosts dinner to armed ethnic group leaders

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham delivers speech at dinner to armed ethnic group leaders.
Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham delivers speech at dinner to armed ethnic group leaders.

Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham who is also the chairman of Union Peace-Making Work Committee, hosted dinner to leaders of armed ethnic groups who are in Nay Pyi Taw to attend the 68th Anniversary Union Day celebration, at Hotel Max in Nay Pyi Taw Hotel Zone on Wednesday evening.
First, the Vice President cordially greeted leaders of the KNU, KNY/KNLA (PC), CNF, DKBA, NSCN (Katpalan), PNLO, ABSDF, NMSP, SSPP/SSA, RCSS/SSA, ALP, UWSA special region-2, NDAA and Shan State (East) special region-4.
In his greetings, the Vice President said that today’s meeting could contribute towards achieving lasting peace. He highlighted the disadvantages of engaging in military means instead of trying to address problems occurred in the post-independence period through political dialogue.
He continued that economic development is the most important means of raising a country’s education and health standards.
He is of the view that meritocracy is of critical importance in realizing justice and equity and bringing the development to the country, he added.
He also called for sensible and pragmatic approaches, instead of being influenced by emotion and desire.
Next, the Vice President presented gifts to leaders of ethnic armed groups through RCSS/SSA Chairman U Yawd Serk.
The dinner was also attended by UPWC Vice Chairman U Aung Min, U Thein Zaw, the Union ministers, deputy ministers and officials.

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