Framework drafting begins at MPC

02 December 2015
Framework drafting begins at MPC
The nine-member political dialogue framework drafting team meeting at Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon on 2 December 2015. Photo: Myanmar Peace Centre

A nine-member team began the task of drawing up the details of a political dialogue framework at the Myanmar Peace Centre (MPC) in Yangon yesterday, according to a report in the Global New Light of Myanmar on 2 December.
The government has selected Dr Kyaw Yin Hlaing, a director at Myanmar Peace Centre, as its representative to the team, while political parties named U Naing Ngan Lin who is currently Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) representative from the National League for Democracy party.
The framework is expected to be submitted for approval by the President on 15 or 16 December and will first require approval from the relevant meetings on 7-9 December in Yangon and 12-14 December in Nay Pyi Taw.
The joint drafting team of three members from each of the political parties, the present government and ethnic group ceasefire signatories was formed on Monday.
According to a press conference held afterwards, the framework will be drafted between 1 and 5 December and it will pave the way for political dialogue, which will take place no later than 14 January as per the requirements of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, which was signed in October.