Incorrect process does not guarantee 'durable peace': UPDJC vice chair

Writer: 
EMG

The way the government, military, ethnic armed groups and political parties are working together for Myanmar's peace process must be correct as peace achieved in an incorrect way will not be durable, said Dr Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong, vice chairman of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC).

"We cannot go on in the hope that final results will give an answer to our peace process. The process we are pursuing must be correct. Otherwise, it will not be durable.

The peace process is not only meant for an end to civil war and building a union based on democracy and federalism. But it is also meant for building mutual trust and understanding by ending misunderstanding caused by over 70 years of war,” commented Dr Salai Hmung Sakhong.

"I firmly believe that what we are doing today will produce a foundation to end 70 years of war for the peace of our union and to build a union based on democracy and federalism."

Nay Pyi Taw has been holding the third round of the Union Peace Conference also called the 21st Century Panglong Conference since July 11.