October 19, 2017
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‘Trust Building for Peace’ meeting passes five resolutions

Participants at the trust-building ceremony for Peace held from September 21 to 23 in Taunggyi, Shan State. Photo: John Chit Nyein / Mizzima

The organizing committee of the ‘Trust Building for Peace’ meeting has released five resolutions passed unanimously, on September 23.

The resolutions passed at the 3-day meeting held in Taunggyi, Shan State, are nationwide ceasefire, repeal undemocratic laws including Unlawful Associations Act, building a federal union based on equality, self-determination and democracy, convening a national convention on the lines of the Pinlong Conference and amending the 2008 Constitution.

Kayan New Land Party Secretary (1) Col. Saw Lwin, who is a member of the organizing committee, said that the five resolutions were not a mere expression of their stance but intended to be implemented successfully.

Commenting on the resolution to build federal union, he said, “The organizing committee is not working on building a federal union directly, but individual organizations and parties are spreading awareness among the people on the issue, and documenting their opinion and feedback.”

The ‘Trust Building for Peace’ meeting between Shans, Kayahs and Mons was attended by 21 political parties, 17 ethnic armed groups under ceasefire agreements with the government, three civil societies and observers from 31 organizations.

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