Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (Source: bsmedia.business-standard.com)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Myanmar's 21st Century Panglong Conference will open on August 31, according to the country’s Presidential Office.

The event aims to gather all ethnic armed groups nationwide to discuss ethnic conflict termination and the establishment of a federal state.

The decision came after a two-hour meeting between Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander-in-chief of the Army Forces Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on the country’s peace process.

According to Deputy Director General of the Presidential Office U Zaw Htay, the Myanmar Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee will hold a meeting with representatives of government, political parties and ethnic armed groups which are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreements (NCA) on August 15 to talk about issues relating to the time, logistics and security for the conference.

In late July, representatives of the country’s ethnic armed groups, including non-signatories to the NCA, met in Mai Ja Yang and agreed to look towards the long term goal of establishing a federal state as well as make efforts for a positive outcome of the Myanmar's 21st Century Panglong Conference.-VNA