Thursday, May 4, 2017

JMC-U holds 10th meeting in Yangon

May 3, 2017
The Union Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U) launched its 10th meeting in Yangon yesterday, expecting to approve directives for monitoring works at the village-level and draft of the rules for security and formation of the Local Joint Monitoring Committee (JMCL) and the landmine clearance issue.

In the first day of the three-day meeting, the participants approved directives for monitoring by both sides at the local level, said Dr ShweKhar, Secretary-1 of the JMC-U.

Lt-Gen YarPyai, Chairman of the JMC-U, called on signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement to follow the points in the agreement, stressing the need to clear up doubts when they arise at the ground level.

In his opening remarks, Saw Zet I Poe, Vice-Chairman-1 of the JMC-U, stressed the importance of cooperation from the people in implementing the NCA, urging the local people in the conflict areas to participate in joint monitoring works of the ceasefire agreement. Local Joint Monitoring Committee-L will establish 10 local offices.

The JMC set up a budget of US$6.5 million for the first year contributed by international donors. Representatives of the JMC will hold a meeting next week to discuss the establishment of the 10 local-level offices of the JMC.

Ye KhaungNyunt

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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