A Myanmar delegation led by chairman of the Joint Monitoring Committee at Union level (JMC-U) has arrived in Nepal to study about the Himalayan country’s peace process, a foreign ministry press statement on Friday said.
The delegation led by Lt. General Yar Pyae held an interaction with Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on the four major aspects and modality of Nepal’s home-grown peace process that started in 2007 following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord between the government and the then rebel.
Nepal witnessed a 10-year-long armed conflict between the Maoists and the state since 1996, in which over 13,000 individuals were killed and thousands displaced and disappeared.
The minister assured the Myanmar delegation that Nepal was ready to provide any help they may need in their efforts to bring lasting peace in their country, according to the statement.
“The members of the delegation expressed their interest to take Nepal’s peace process as a reference in the ongoing peace process of Myanmar,” the ministry stated.
The Myanmar delegation includes Lt. General Ye Aung, minister of Border Affairs and members of JMC-U representing major stakeholders from government, civil society and armed groups.