Myanmar’s NLD, armed groups vow to build mutual trust in peace process

(VOVworld) - Myanmar's election-winning opposition party National League for Democracy (NLD) and eight ceasefire signatory ethnic armed groups have vowed to build mutual trust and understanding and work hand-in-hand in the country's peace process, local media reported Friday. It was discussed when chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi met with leaders of the eight armed groups for the first time in Nay Pyi Taw's parliament building. Suu Kyi voiced NLD's support for the peace process, and advising the armed groups not to worry about for her absence in witnessing the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) signing. Suu Kyi accepted a proposal by the armed groups to form a joint committee with the NLD to continue working for peace after the NLD forms a new government in accordance with the Nov. 8 election result. The proposal will be forwarded to NLD's central committee for approval, she said.

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National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a meeting at the Lower House of Parliament in Naypyitaw November 19, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

Meanwhile, a finalized draft for a political dialogue framework between the government and the eight armed groups, approved by the union-level Joint Cease fire Monitoring Committee (JCMC), has been submitted to President U Thein Sein for further approval.

The framework for a political dialogue inclusive of all stakeholders was drafted by a special drafting committee of the tripartite Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) involving the government, armed groups and political parties.