14th Waxing of Nattaw 1380 ME
(21 December 2018)
1. The Union Government has been working with deep regard towards not only obtaining a ceasefire but to resolve political problems through discussions using political means and to end the internal armed conflict that had remained rooted for many years.
2. It is also strengthening the ceasefire with 10 Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) that had signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and was conducting political discussions in stages towards achieving basic principles that are the basic foundation of establishing a Federal Democratic Union. At the same time, it is striving for the participation of eight EAOs that had not signed the NCA in the political discussions.
3. As it is important to hold discussions when conducting the peace process to reduce the mutual concerns that exists between the Tatmadaw and EAOs on military matters, the announcement made by Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Office on 21 December 2018 is welcomed.
4. The National Reconciliation and Peace Centre will continue to strive towards strengthening the ceasefire with 10 EAOs that had signed the NCA and to achieve political agreements and it will also strive towards the participation of eight EAOs that have not signed the NCA in the political dialogues of the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong.