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Door for peace open to armed groups: Suu Kyi

Nay Pyi Taw, July 11 (UNI) Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said on Wednesday the door for peace always remains open to those armed groups who have not yet joined the government's Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) to have dialogue and move toward lasting peace after decades of conflict.
Suu Kyi, who chairs both the National Reconciliation and Peace Center and the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee, was speaking at the third meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference which kicked off here.
"I am worried that any delay in the peace conference could affect our people's chance to get peace," said Suu Kyi. "That is the reason we are trying today to solve the problems politically by this peace conference."
She said that the root cause of armed conflicts is political and warned that if agreements cannot be reached on federalism, it could delay the success of the peace process, noting that federalism does not mean secession but unity and consolidation.
She hoped that the meeting will be able to sign the Union Agreement-Part II as the second step of the peace process at the end of the six-day meeting and will continue to strive for the third step in the peace efforts.
The meeting of the Panglong Peace Conference aims to unite all ethnic nationalities and build a democratic federal union through dialogue. It gathered representatives from the government, the parliament, the military, political parties, ethnic armed organizations and civil society.
Suu Kyi outlined some main objectives of the conference: emergence of a union based on democracy and federal system; signing of the NCA by those yet to do so, followed by political dialogue to achieve eternal peace; opening coordination on the path of national reconciliation efforts without exerting pressure and force politically to reach agreements that can be accepted by all parties.
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US, Pakistan ties plunge with new war of words

22 Nov 2018 | 1:58 PM

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Over 110 irregular migrants held in western Turkey

Over 110 irregular migrants held in western Turkey

22 Nov 2018 | 1:49 PM

Izmir, Nov 22 (UNI) At least 114 irregular migrants have been held in two provinces of western Turkey, security sources said Thursday.

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EU takes first step towards disciplinary procedures against Italy over budget plans

22 Nov 2018 | 1:25 PM

Brussels, Nov 22 (UNI) The European Union has taken its first step towards disciplinary procedures against Italy over its budget plans.

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US reiterates call for peace in Yemen

22 Nov 2018 | 12:10 PM

Washington, Nov 22 (UNI)The United States on Wednesday reiterated its call for all parties in civil war-torn Yemen to immediately cease hostilities and engage in direct talks aimed at ending the conflict.

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