Nay Pyi Taw December 14
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing this afternoon received a delegation led by Ambassador of Switzerland to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Tim Enderlin, who is Chairman of Joint Peace Fund through a virtual meeting.
Present at the meeting together with the Senior General were Lt-Gen Aung Lin Dwe and senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army). The Chairman of Joint Peace Fund was accompanied by Vice Chairman Ambassador of Britain H.E. Mr. Daniel Patrick Bredon Chugg.
At the meeting, they widely discussed work processes of the Joint Peace Fund and future plans, necessary assistance being given by the Tatmadaw to tasks of the JPF, the situation desired by the Tatmadaw for restoring peace, efforts of the Tatmadaw in the two-year ceasefire period from 21 December 2018 to 31 December 2020 as granting ceasefire can help carry out regional development tasks and necessary requirements can be fulfilled in these regions, needs to hold peace talks with NCA non-signatory ethnic armed organizations for having progress and success during the ceasefire period, holding of the election in some areas of Rakhine State and Shan State at an opportune time in accord with the law because of these areas missing chance to hold the election based on various reasons as the election is of great importance as touchstone in democratization, needs to protect loss of political opportunities of local ethnic people from these areas, necessary to consider different histories, diverse opinions and attitudes of ethnic armed organizations in implementing the eternal peace, discharging of the Tatmadaw on duty to take regional security measures and clear mines as well as carry out sanitation tasks around the villages for enabling the internally displaced persons to resettle their areas and do work for livelihoods, local people from internally displaced person (IDP) camps in Kachin State returning to their native areas for resettlement, assistance of the Tatmadaw for them in clearing mines and taking security measures, and progress of tasks.
They also focused on needs of all to have trust on each other for ensuring success of peace process and needs to be loyal to the peace, situation of the Tatmadaw in avoiding any issues which may disturb the peace process, condition to continuously walk along the political track based on democracy and federal system, and continuous implementation for long term existence of ceasefire and eternal peace.