15 October 2020
Chairperson of National Reconciliation and Peace Centre State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi sent a message of greetings on the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of signing of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).
The message stated facts including ‘to achieve lasting peace, we have firmly resolved to complete the agreed tasks of the NCA together without fail, based on duty, responsibility and transparency; all concerned are marching forward in unity with firm beliefs with respect to the implementation of the NCA; at this time, among all the ethnic nationalities, there are no differences of opinion as to the common goal of building a Democratic Federal Union, and this has become our common dream for a Union; after signing the NCA, during a period of five years, we convened the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong for four times.
We were able to sign Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Union Accord; three programmes for peace which will be implemented during the post-2020 period are National reconciliation and internal peace, Democratic transition and establishment of a Federal Union and Implementation of programmes for amendment of the Constitution based on the agreements that will emerge from the First and Second Programmes; we will continue our efforts to implement with increased momentum in the post-2020 period, the New programme for establishing the Democratic Federal Union in the post-2020 period; and we shall continue to strive with firm resolve for reconciliation and success of the peace process in a country where internal armed conflicts have existed for over 70 years, reconciliation among the combatants, the establishment of a genuine Democratic Federal Union which has been the aspiration of all our ethnic nationalities and peoples.
I send this Message of Greetings with a solemn pledge to continue working relentlessly for the success of our programmes to prevent and contain COVID-19 which we are facing at present; to successfully carry out a free and fair multi-party democracy general elections in a safe and secure manner, and for the success of the New Programme for the establishment of a Democratic Federal Republic in the post-2020 period’.
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