August 19, 2016

NCA groups vow to seek inclusiveness at Peace Conference

FOLLOWING a three-day meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, eight signatory armed groups to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement vowed yesterday to seek inclusiveness of the peace process, considering the NCA is the beginning point to ending current armed conflicts and for holding dialogues to solve political dilemma.
In their announcement, which came after the meeting held from Monday until yesterday, the eight ethnic armed groups that signed the NCA last year also said that they all will cooperate with the State Counsellor to hold the Union Peace Concerence-21st Century Panglong Conference as they believe that the conference can lead to national reconciliation, internal peace and a democratic federal union.
They also declared that they will all participate in the conference scheduled to take place in Maijayan, Kachin State, from 26 to 29 July.
In the announcement the groups said that they will make coordinated efforts together  with other ethnic armed groups, political forces, the government and the Tatmadaw to achieve internal peace through political dialogue.


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