October 21, 2017
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Myanmar president meets foreign ex-presidential groups

President Thein Sein talks with The Elders led by former US President Jimmy Carter on September 25, 2013. Photo: President's Office

Myanmar President U Thein Sein met with visiting Elders Group comprising Ex-President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter, Ex-President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Marti Ahtisaani and Ex- Prime Minister of Norway Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland in Nay Pyi Taw Presidential Palace Wednesday, state radio and TV reported.

The delegation of the Elders Group, based in London, is led by Jimmy Carter.

U Thein Sein briefed them on Myanmar's current domestic situation, saying that  nationwide peace agreements with ethnic armed groups could be signed soon and there remains political dialogues for achieving eternal peace although ceasefire agreements are in place.

They also touched upon amendment to Myanmar's constitution, socio-economic status in conflict areas and settlement on long- term coexistence of two communities in conflicted Rakhine state as well as ensuring of no political prisoners by the end of 2013.

The Elders Group also visited Myanmar's Election Commission.

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