Up to nine out of ten NCA signatories expected to attend peace talks, regime says

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Nay Pyi Taw, April 28

Nine out of 10 ethnic armed groups that have signed a ceasefire agreement are likely to attend the peace talks invited by the coup leader, a spokesperson for the regime, General Zaw Min Tun, said at the 13th military council’s press conference in Naypyidaw on April 27.

Gen. Zaw Min Tun claimed that he had contacted nine of the 10 NCA-signatories for the peace talks and that all nine were likely to attend.

The Karen National Union (KNU) has stated that peace talks can only take place if the military agrees to leave politics, and that other armed organizations are currently discussing whether or not to participate in the talks.

On April 22, coup leader Min Aung Hlaing proposed a peace meeting with ethnic armed leaders.

Political observers have criticized the talks, claiming that they would not resolve Myanmar’s political concerns and that the military council is using them for political gain because the NUG and PDF were not invited to the military leader’s peace talks.

News – Than Lwin Times

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