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Peace talks between Myanmar’s military regime and three northern alliance ends in deadlock

Mongla, 6 June

Peace dialogue between Myanmar military’s National Solidarity and Peacemaking Negotiation Committee (NSPNC) and three ERO alliances was discontinued on the second day although it was planned from 1 to 3 June, according to local media.

With the brokerage China, the meeting was held in Mongla area of eastern Shan state for the first time in the past two years after coup.

During the first day of meeting on 1 June, both sides presented topics for discussion. However, the three alliance did not talk on political issues submitted by the military,   said U Khaing Thu Kha, the spokesperson of Arakan Army, to media.

On the second day, the three northern  alliance refused to discuss the political topics the military, and the event was discontinued.

However, the military regime announced that the second day meeting continued with the pending issues from the first day, and the dialogue will continue at an appropriate time of both sides.

Than Lwin Times tried to contact AA’s spokesperson for information about unsuccessful meeting, but it remains unavailable.

The Arakan Army, the Ta’ang (Palaung) National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) in Kokang region were labelled by Myanmar’s military as unlawful organizations.

These three northern alliances proposed to remove them from the list of unlawful organizations, to release detainees arrested by the military and to immediately supply of humanitarian aid to people affected by Cyclone Mocha.

However, the junta’s  peace negotiation team submitted their proposals of strengthening multi-party democracy political system, establishment of Union based on democracy and federal system, cooperation in peace and development and building trust with ethnic armed organizations.

The three northern alliances are giving military trainings to people defence forces and providing arms and ammunition. They also announced on 1 January this year that they have determined to work together with some revolutionary forces in removing military dictatorship.

 News— Than Lwin Times

Photo—MoI

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