Friday, May 5, 2017

Second day of 10th Union Joint Monitoring Committee meeting in Yangon

May 4, 2017
Ye Khaung Nyunt The second day of the 10th meeting of the Union Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U) was held yesterday at National Peace and Reconciliation Center (NPRC) office in Shweli Road, Yangon.

Matters relating to landmine clearance in Kayin State, forming Local Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-L) offices in June, appointment of staff in the state-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee (JMC-S) offices and people’s militia, inclusive of border guard force (BGF) were discussed.

JMC-L offices in Shan, Kayin and Bago will be opened before end of June and the decision will be made by JMC-S.

The government will accept only groups that are invited to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) to attend the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong (UPC).

JMC-U Secretary Colonel Wunna Aung said the Tatmadaw will take the lead to clear landmine and technological and material support will be accepted if offered from abroad. Discussions were conducted with KNU as the landmine clearance will start in Kayin.

Discussion on BGF and people’s militia was made and Tatmadaw is working on a command understanding.

Appointment of staff in the JMC-S will be made in two months.

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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