13 Dec Ceasefire team to discuss President’s policy guidelines

Written by Yu Wai Published in Myanmar Read 2037 times
Working to hammer out a peace settlement. Union Minister U Aung Min, vice chairman of the Union Peace-making Work Committee, speaks at People’s Forum 2014 at the Diamond Jubilee Hall in Kamayut, Yangon on December 12, 2014. Photo: Nyain Thit Nyi/Mizzima Working to hammer out a peace settlement. Union Minister U Aung Min, vice chairman of the Union Peace-making Work Committee, speaks at People’s Forum 2014 at the Diamond Jubilee Hall in Kamayut, Yangon on December 12, 2014. Photo: Nyain Thit Nyi/Mizzima

The Myanmar Peace Centre will discuss President U Thein Sein’s policy guidelines in a meeting with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team or NCCT in the near future, Union Minister U Aung Min, vice chairman of the Union Peace-making Work Committee, told Mizzima on December 12.

Speaking at the People’s Forum at the Diamond Jubilee Hall in Kamayut, Yangon, he said that UPWC has received the policy guidelines from the President to coordinate with the NCCT on the remaining eight points of the nationwide ceasefire agreement.

“If all eight points from the agreement have been discussed in the coordination meeting, we can designate a date and place for the signing of the agreement,” he said.

The remaining points include inserting the wording of assistance into the ceasefire agreement, building of a federal union, formation of joint monitoring committee for the nationwide ceasefire, and ethics for government and armed group soldiers.

Once the agreement has been signed, a plan will be implemented to hold a Union Peace Conference, U Aung Min said.

“All problems and issues will be discussed at the peace conference, including amendment of constitution,” he said.

“The president said we can discuss all issues except secession from the Union and issues concerning encroachment of sovereignty,” U Aung Min added.

The ongoing ceasefire talks stopped in September. The UPWC has proposed resuming the talks before December 25.

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