NAY PYI TAW, Sept. 3 (Xinhua)-- Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday that the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference is a historical and honorable one since it was firstly held in 1947.
The state counselor said in her closing remarks at the four-day conference that people's involvement is essential for the pursuit of peace, urging capacity building to solve problems and collaboration with each other with respect.
Aung San Suu Kyi said there were heated debates among representatives at the meeting who presented their diversified stances and opinions.
The 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference, which aims to unite all ethnic groups in Myanmar and build a democratic federal union through dialogue, kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.
The conference gathered about 1,600 representatives from government, parliament, military, political parties, ethnic armed and non-armed organizations and civil society organizations.