Union spirit key to peace – Commander-in-Chief

30 June 2016
Union spirit key to peace – Commander-in-Chief
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Peace Process Steering Team pose for documentary photo. Photo: MNA

Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing during a meeting with the Peace Process Steering Team (PPST) said that the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) will not deviate from the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in the 21st Century Panglong Conference, according to state media. 
He also said that mutual trust matters most and that he believes that if all the ethnic armed organizations are united and make a concerted effort for peace and development, success will be achieved in no time.
“We cannot be dogmatic; we must be flexible. As long as we harbour the union spirit or Myanmar spirit we can reach our goal fast and peacefully,” He was quoted as saying.
He went on to say that the Tatmadaw has invited all organisations to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement and that if a multi-party democracy and unity among national brethren is really wanted, the NCA must be signed.