State Counsellor calls for durable peace

19 April 2019
State Counsellor calls for durable peace
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Myanmar State Counsellor Office

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has called for working strenuously for genuine peace and in building the democratic federal republic, according to Xinhua.

In her message of greeting, sent on the occasion of the 30th anniversary celebration of establishing peace of the Wa Special Region-2 Wednesday, Aung San Suu Kyi stressed the need to "move forward from the present stage of maintaining the current ceasefire agreement through mutual restraint to the stage where we should be able to establish sustainable and durable peace for the whole union".

Recalling that the path of peace with Wa ethnic armed group was initiated 30 years ago, providing with cessation of armed conflict and stability with mutual respect, mutual regard and mutual restraint, Suu Kyi said with satisfaction that "Wa" ethnic nationals have witnessed the fruits of peace, stability and development.

However, to obtain durable peace, she stressed the importance to create a union that can guarantee democracy, human rights, equity and full rights for ethnic nationals.