Nay Pyi Taw, June (30)

After the three-day peace talks with the military council, the five ethnic armed groups that signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) said they would seek to overcome the current Myanmar political crisis.

The five NCA-signatories attended a three-day peace talk in Nay Pyi Taw from June 26 to 28 at the invitation of the military council.

After discussions with the military council, the five NCA-signatories announced that they had signed four agreements in principle, but did not reveal the details.

The five NCA-signatories also said that they will make continuous efforts to continue to implement the principles of the peace talks to resolve the current political crisis in Myanmar, the NCA provisions to protect unarmed and innocent civilians, and humanitarian activities as a member of the Peace Process Steering Team (PPST).

The military council and five NCA-signatories discussed the points to be amended in the

Constitution (2008) and the implementation of the points agreed upon in the previous

discussions. In addition, they also highlighted the issues of holding a peace conference, regional stability, and the annihilation of narcotic drugs.

Regarding the holding of a peace conference, Daw Saw Mya Yarzar Lin said, “The participants want to hold a conference that can yield good results, and we are trying to get everyone involved. We were able to sign some of the points we discussed in March with a few amendments.”

At the meeting, the representatives of the five NCA-signatories were able to present and discuss the basic principles of the ten PPST, the principles of the seven PPST, and the principles of the informal negotiations of the seven NCA-S EAOs.

Among them, the 13 common agreements, the results of the meeting of eight NCA-S EAOs held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on June 17, were approved with a few amendments, said the statement.

The five NCA-signatories, Pa’o National Liberation Organization (PNLO), Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA), Karen Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC), Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) and Arakan State Liberation Party (ALP) are ethnic organizations that have never fought with the junta army since the coup.

News: Than Lwin Times

Photo: MOI

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