August 18, 2016

Govt,Wa, NDAA (Mongla) meeting brings step closer to peace

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi poses for photo with youths and leaders of Wa.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi poses for photo with youths and leaders of Wa.

LEADERS from the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the National Democratic Alliance Army-NDAA (Mongla) held talks with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
During the meeting the leaders of the UWSA vowed that the Wa Self-administered Division would not secede from the country, according to U Zaw Htay,
the President’s Office spokesperson.
Today’s meeting mainly focused on political stance and cooperation. The two organisations also supported the Union Peace Confernce—21st century Panglong and vow to try to participate, said U Zaw Htay.
“This is the first step with the group. We are satisfied with the meeting,” he said.
To join the peace making process the Wa delegation would meet with the peace making committee today in Nay Pyi  Taw and the NDAA delegation will also meet the committee in Yangon, according to U Zaw Htay.
Following the meeting, the State Counsellor met with youth of the two ethnic armed organizations in Nay Pyi Taw.

 

Thein Ko Lwin

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