Youth representatives who participated in a “peace talk” with State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw on Sunday said the discussion was “not satisfactory” and stressed that time was limited.
Eighteen youth representatives from 11 states and divisions except Kachin, Karenni and Chin states participated in an hour-long discussion on the theme of peace. The participants were members of the committee for national youth policy, and two delegates representing the Myanmar Women’s Federation and persons with disabilities, respectively.
Ma Thida Hlaing, a Rangoon representative who was involved with the National Youth Policy drafting committee, said the talk was very broad.
“Delegates were not able to focus on one specific issue regarding the topic of peace,” she said.
“Time was also very limited and not every delegate had the chance to participate in the discussion.”
The youth representatives shared their concerns and expectations on the peace process and exchanged views on building trust between armed groups and communities.
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