The 14th Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) meeting was held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
The NCA was signed by the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) in Nay Pyi Taw on 13 February. The two groups were warmly welcomed by UPDJC.
Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe in his capacity as the UPDJC Vice Chairman said the door remains open for ethnic armed organizations that are yet to sign the NCA. For its part, the UPDJC will support and urge these EAOs to sign the NCA.
Union Minister, Ministry of the Office of the State Counesllor, H.E. Kyaw Tint Swe said “UPDJC is leading the political dialogues to resolve and end armed conflict in the country, and ending the armed conflict in the country depends on political agreement. As the policy on federal matters can only be laid when political dialogues are successful, UPDJC is in a sector that is very important to keep peace in the union.”
He also urged the members of UPDJC to cooperate with trust, build understanding, give and take with one another, and work together towards setting the political stage to achieve a political agreement.
The meeting discussed the reformation of UPDJC, the reorganization of the work committees for sector-wise political discussions, and holding of national-level political dialogues and public meetings.
by MITV NEWS Team
February 28, 2018