Shan State, October (11)
The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) announced on October 10 that it wants to meet with ethnic armed resistance organizations in the country, including Shan State.
According to the statement, the RCSS made the decision to meet with all organizations because they thought they could make alliances, promote unity, and form a Federal Union.
RCSS spokesperson, Major Kham Man, told Than Lwin Times that they offered EAOs to attend talks to ease the ongoing conflict between ethnic armed groups in Shan State.
He said the meeting was scheduled from October 10 this year to February 10 next year, but the time may be extended depending on the outcome.
In addition, he said that RCSS’s battalions and units on the front lines had been instructed earlier to avoid fighting, to negotiate, and to use only defensive measures.
At present, there is an increase in refugees fleeing their homes due to political and military conflicts, and many people have suffered due to the economic downturn, lack of markets for agricultural crops, food shortages, and travel difficulties, according to the RCSS.
Therefore, policies have been established to solve the current political and military problems through dialogue, and the RCSS aims to reduce misunderstandings, build trust, and resolve political issues through political means for the benefit of the country, the statement said.
The RCSS is an ethnic armed organization that has signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and attended both peace talks held by the military coup leader.
News – Than Lwin Times