Ceasefire draft committee adds finishing touches

Ceasefire draft committee adds finishing touches

A 15-member committee assigned to draft a framework for the political dialogue due after a nationwide ceasefire agreement expects to finalise their proposal by the close of Wednesday.

The committee, which is made up of representatives of 56 political parties, is holding what it hopes to be its final meeting in Rangoon, where it will lay the finishing touches to a document which is to be offered to both ethnic armed groups and a Burmese government delegation.

Formed in September, the 15 political party members have met eight times to discuss and draft the dialogue framework.

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Pu Zo Zam, a committee member and chairman of the Chin National Party, said the finalised framework will be presented to Burma’s political parties for perusal around 25 November.

The opposition National League for Democracy and the United Nationalities Alliance – a coalition of ethnic parties formed in1990 – did not take part in selecting the committee or its activities.

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