11 July 2018
The opening ceremony of the third session of the Union Peace Conference; 21st Century Panglong was held at Myanmar International Convention Center-2, Nay Pyi Taw at 10 Am on Wednesday.
The ceremony was opened with the performance of national races titled “Legacy of Union Spirit”. Next, the chairperson of the national reconciliation and Peace Center, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi delivered the opening speech.
Then, the commander in chief of defense services, senior general Min Aung Hlaing, chairman of KNU General Saw Mutu Say Phoe representing ethnic armed groups, vice chair of Rakhine National Party Daw Aye Nu Seing representing the political parties extended welcoming remarks.
The opening ceremony of the third session of the Union Peace Conference; 21st Century Panglong was attended by the president U Win Myint, State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, vice presidents, commander in chief of defense services, representatives of 10 signatories, non-signatories ethnic armed groups, political parties, the special guests from home and abroad and the invited guests.
During the ceremony, the video on the efforts of peace building process was presented.
The opening ceremony of the third session of the Union Peace Conference; 21st Century Panglong was concluded with the photo sections posed by the heads of state together with the diplomats, dignitaries, representatives of the ethnic armed groups and stakeholders of the peace building process.
The third session of the Union Peace Conference; 21st Century Panglong will be held for 6 days from 11th to 16th July.