Myanmar’s peace conference agrees on 37 principles hinh anh 1A photo of the conference (Source: EPA/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – All parties of Myanmar’s second Peace Conference, or the 21st Panglong Peace Conference, agreed to incorporate 37 adopted principles under four sectors into the union agreement in Nay Pyi Taw on May 29, the last day of the event.

According to Xinhua news agency, the 37 adopted principles, proposed by the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) and resulting from state and regional level political dialogue, comprise 12 with the political sector, 11 with the economic sector, four with the social sector and 10 with the land and environment sector.

The principles, in accordance with the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA), were signed by representatives of participating parties, which are the government, the parliament, the military, cease-fired armed ethnic groups and political parties. 

Myanmar’s Peace Conference this year is participated by State Counsellor San Suu Kyi, Deputy Commander in chief of Myanmar Armed Forces Soe Win and 15 armed groups, including eight signatories to the NCA and seven non-signatories.

The first conference, held in late August 2016, drew the participation of 1,800 delegates who discussed a national political dialogue framework aimed at ending conflicts between the government’s military and ethnic armed groups in the past seven decades.-VNA