Five ethnic armed organizations signed in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement met with the military council from 26 to 28 June in Nay Pyi Taw. The five EAOs announced that they signed four agreements with the military council after the three-day meeting.

 This interview with Daw Saw Mra Raza Lin, is about agreements on policy, holding peace conference and future plans.

TLT: Which are four policy agreements and other details signed in three-day peace talks?

Daw Saw Mra Raza Lin: Agreements are confidential, and cannot be disclosed. However, some issues discussed between the team of informal dialogue and the National Solidarity and Peacemaking Negotiation Committee-NSPNC Peace Talks Team were partially amended and signed them into agreements. We also talked on nationwide humanitarian assistance, peace, prosperity and stability, and holding peace conference.

We  also focused on regional stability for the development of country.

TLT: How did the meeting discuss holding peace conference proposed by the military council?

Daw Saw Mra Raza Lin: We expect to hold meaningful peace conference with possible outcome. We agreed the need of forming a committee.

TLT: How will the peace conference be held even though ongoing political crisis? Will do all the stakeholders participate in?

Daw Saw Mra Raza Lin: It is true that all the stakeholders are not ready to take part in peace conference. But we are trying for all-inclusiveness as much as possible. We expect ceasefire.  Our focus on peace dialogue is to develop federal system that can ensure peace and stability of the country. We are persuading all the stakeholders to join peace-talks amid ongoing political crisis. Peace dialogue should be held although 100 percent of stakeholders do not participate in it. Delegations in peace dialogue are accused of ties with the military council. However, our common objective is the development of a Union based on democracy and federal system. We are not considering about self-interest. If we are not building peace, all the systems will end in failure.

TLT: There are some criticisms that despite peace talks of five NCA signatories, the current crisis could not be resolved. What is your response to this?

Daw Saw Mra Raza Lin: We will keep on persuading other stakeholders for peace talks. If we could make a good result, the remaining groups will join the dialogue. We are working for positive result.

TLT: Are you satisfied with the results from the three-day dialogue?

Daw Saw Mra Raza Lin: We are not fully satisfied with the result. Nothing is perfect in the world. But we could make fair discussions and mutual respects among the participants. We are trying for more talks and better results.

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