Junta meeting with Brotherhood Alliance likely to have impact on Spring Revolution

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Mong La, June (1)

The meeting between the National Solidarity and Peacemaking Negotiation Committee (NSPNC) and the three ethnic armed groups of the Brotherhood Alliance, with the intervention of China, may have an impact on the Spring Revolution, political analysts told Than Lwin Times.

Representatives from the Brotherhood Alliance, the Arakan Army (AA), the Ta’ang (Palaung) National Liberation Army (TNLA), and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), arrived in Mong La, a special region in eastern Shan State, on May 30 to meet with the military council.

The Three Brothers Alliance and representatives of the military council’s NSPNC are scheduled to hold talks from June 1 to 3 under China’s mediation.

It is reported that China’s Yunnan Province Special Envoy for Foreign Affairs is in Mong La and will participate as the Chinese representative in the meeting.

The MNDAA (Mong La) announced that it will be responsible for the accommodation and security of the representatives who will attend the talks.

Regarding this meeting, political analyst U Than Soe Naing said that while the revolutionary forces were preparing counter-offensives to overthrow the military council, this meeting was a big obstacle for the Spring Revolution. China’s interference in Myanmar politics is beyond measure, and it is an attempt to keep the military council in power, ignoring the people”.

Therefore, U Than Soe Naing pointed out that it is time for Western European countries, including the United States, to step up and try to provide the necessary support in resolving the Myanmar issue.

As of May 31, the military council has not released anything regarding the talks between the Three Brothers Alliance and the NSPNC.

Dr. Hla Kyaw Zaw, an expert on China issues, considers that the ethnic armed groups can say what they want through the dialogue, but this may have some effect on the revolution.

U Nay Phonen Latt, the spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office of National Unity Government (NUG), said, “The meeting may have been held due to some circumstances or pressure. We can’t make any comments until we know what agreements have been reached. We must continue to keep an eye on this situation”.

The Brotherhood Alliance provides military training and ammunition to the People’s Defense Forces (PDF), which is fighting against the junta army, and announced on January 1 that they will continue to fight together with some revolutionary organizations to root out the military dictatorship.

On the other hand, the Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC), which includes the Brotherhood Alliance, announced in the second week of March that it welcomes and supports China’s intervention to resolve Myanmar’s internal conflicts.

The FPNCC is a group of seven ethnic armed groups led by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and has good relations with neighboring China.

The FPNCC’s northern alliance members, UWSA, the NDAA-Mong La, and the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP), held talks with the military council at least four times.

Currently, the Brotherhood Alliance, which is a member of the FPNCC, will hold talks with the military council, while only the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), which is actively involved in the Spring Revolution, has yet to hold talks with the military council.

News – Than Lwin Times

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