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If a federal union is to be built, the current violence and armed attacks need to be reduced and stopped, says the Chief of Defense Staff.

If a federal union is to be built, there is a need to reduce and stop the current violence and armed attacks, said the Chairman of the State Planning and Administration Council, Commander-in-Chief of the Tatmadaw Min Aung Hlaing.

Major-General Min Aung Hlaing added this in a message sent to the Kachin State Day celebration of the 75th Diamond Jubilee on January 10.

Major General Min Aung Hlaing said that the state is making efforts to build a union based on democracy and federal system in accordance with the wishes of all ethnic people. The main requirement for the strengthening of true and disciplined multi-party democracy and the development of the country is peace and law and order. State stability and eternal peace. Therefore, he said, he is working hard to achieve long-term and strong peace for all ethnic brothers and to develop the country in a balanced way.

In order for the peace process to be successful, relevant organizations, It is necessary for stakeholders to have the right attitude and have the same desire for the benefit of the nation. The national government is doing everything possible to prevent the peace process from being affected. If there is no stability and peace in the country, we all know that the construction of a union based on democracy and federalism and national development are still a long way off. Therefore, it is necessary to reduce and stop the current violence and armed attacks, he said.

As the National Planning and Administration Council, in order to build a union based on genuine democracy and a federal system based on true discipline, the peace process is being continuously taken care of in accordance with the direction of “We will work as hard as possible according to the agreements in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) to achieve lasting peace nationwide.” From December 21, 2018 to December 31, 2022, the Tatmadaw issued 21 statements calling for a cessation of hostilities over a period of more than four years. Being able to continue to implement the practical peace dialogue process, He said that the military activities of the Tatmadaw have been extended for a period of one year from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, except for the time of harassment and attack on the national government’s security and administrative mechanisms, for the sake of achieving eternal peace, which the entire public longs for.

Major-General Min Aung Hlaing also said that it is not possible to work for the good of the country by a good team of individuals, but it is necessary for all ethnic people to work together with the collective strength based on the national spirit.

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