Government’s Peace Commission will meet DPN

21 October 2017
Government’s Peace Commission will meet DPN
Delegation for Peace Negotiation (DPN) of United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) holds meeting at Khumphucome Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo: Phanida

Government’s Peace Commission (PC) and Delegation for Peace Negotiation (DPN) will reportedly meet to discuss four unresolved points for the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).
United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) Organizing and Information Committee issued a press statement which says this upcoming 7th meeting with PC will be held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon on October 23-24.
The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) formed the Delegation for Peace Negotiation (DPN) for negotiating with the government.
The negotiations have been underway between DPN and PC for 15 months on the 8-point proposal made by the UNFC but have not yet reached agreement even though they have met seven times.  
DPN second leader Nai Aung Ma Nge said, “Our 8-point proposal is in fact the words included in NCA when we look back. But we reinserted these words to enhance and make the agreement more precise.”
The statement says the PC has agreed four points out of total eight points in principle and assume that they can find complete solution for the four unresolved points through negotiations.
UNFC statement further says this upcoming 7th meeting with the PC will be attended by six delegates including DPN team leader Khoo Oo Reh, a technical support team and office staff from their side.
UNFC is made up of ethnic armed organizations which have not yet signed the NCA, namely the Arakan National Council (ANC), Lahu Democratic Union (LDU), New Mon State Party (NMSP), and Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP).