Union Peace Conference opens

President Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi, General Min Aung Hlaing, Thura Shwe Mann and General Mutu Say Poe made opening speeches at the Union Peace Conference today which is being held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC-2) in Nay Pyi Taw from the 12-16 January.
This political dialogue stage of talks between the government, political parties, army and ethnic organisations that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, will focus on five main areas- political issues, economic issues, social issues, security, and land and natural resources. 
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