Union Peace Conference postponed

03 August 2020
Union Peace Conference postponed
Deligates sign the Union Accord during the closing ceremony of the third session of the 'Union Peace Conference - 21st century Panglong' in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 16 July 2018. Photo: EPA

Myanmar has postponed the fourth meeting of the Union Peace Conference to the third week of this month, Xinhua reported.

"The peace conference will be held on Aug. 19, 20 and 21. We can't postpone the date anymore as there will be a campaign period of political parties for upcoming general election soon," said U Zaw Htay, spokesperson of President's Office.

As part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the number of the delegates will be reduced to 230, one-third of total 700 attendees, the official recently said.