New steps toward peace

The third session of the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong opens today in Nay Pyi Taw. It will be held from 11 to 16 July, after unified steps were taken toward peace by seeking solutions through dialogue. State Councilor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is seen giving an opening speech.
 
Declaration of the Third Session of the Union Peace Conference — 21st Century Panglong (At conclusion: 16 Julay 2018)

1. The Third Session of the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong was held in Myanmar International Convention Centre II, Nay Pyi Taw from 11 to 16 July 2018. The conference was attended by 700 delegates from all groups, 29 specially invited guests, 204 observers, 27 facilitators and 152 support group members, and sector-wise and group-wise meetings were conducted in stages and proposals obtained were signed as Part Two of the Union Accord.

2. In addition to this, conference delegates attending the Third Session of the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong pledges to strive toward achieving the following aims.

(a) Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong meetings will be held according to political dialogue framework, once in 2018 and twice in 2019.

(b) Meetings at all levels leading toward the next conference will be held successfully and after the three conferences are held, the basic principles related to democracy and federal, which are the basic foundation of a Union based on democracy and federal system, are to be established.

(c) In the subsequent conferences, all groups are to strive toward setting up the basic principles related to democracy and federal as foundation.

(d) In 2020, Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong meetings are to be held as required.

3. Aiming toward non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetuation of sovereignty, based on freedom, equality and justice and in accordance with the Panglong spirit, the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong delegates will continue to strive toward establishing a Union based on democracy and federal system that assures democracy, national equality and self-determination rights, founded according to the outcomes of the political discussions.