Press Release on the Interaction of Myanmar Peace Delegation with Hon’ble Foreign Minister

Press Release

A delegation led by His Excellency Lt. General Yar Pyae, Chairperson, Head of the Myanmar Joint Monitoring Committee Union Level on Ceasefire (JMC-U) had an interaction with Hon’ble Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegation includes H.E. Lt. General Ye Aung, Minister of Border Affairs of the Republic of Myanmar and members of JMC-U representing major stakeholders from government, civil society and armed groups.

During the interaction, Hon’ble Mr. Gyawali shed light on four major aspects of peace process in Nepal. He gave a brief background to the conflict, evolution on the steps followed that led to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement(CPA) and the modality adopted by Nepal in concluding home grown peace process. Responding to the several queries from the members of the delegation, Hon’ble Minister Mr. Gyawali also highlighted the lessons learned from the overall peace process and shared his personal experiences as well. Stating that every conflict was specific and it demands specific solutions, Hon’ble Mr. Gyawali assured the delegation that Nepal was ready to provide any help they may need in their efforts to bring lasting peace in their country. The members of the delegation expressed their interest to take Nepal’s peace process as a reference in the ongoing peace process of Myanmar.

During the Interaction, Mr. Tapas Adhikari, Joint Secretary and the Head of SEAP Division, Mr. Tej Bahadur Chhetri, Under Secretary, Mr. Ram Singh Thapa, Under Secretary and Mr. Bhuwan Prasad Bhatta, Section Officer at the Ministry were present.

Similarly, H.E. Mr. Thiri Pyanchi U Tun Nay Linn, Ambassador of the Republic of Myanmar to Nepal was also present on the occasion.

The Myanmar delegation is in Kathmandu to study Nepal’s peace process in order to draw lessons for the peace process in Myanmar.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Nepal
05 October 2018