18 September 2019
The National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC), Tatmadaw representative group led by Lt-Gen Yar Pyae and four ethnic armed groups including KIO, MNTJP, PSLF, and ULA held the ceasefire negotiations on Tuesday at Amazing Kengtung Restaurant in Kengtung, Shan State.
From the ceasefire negotiations, seven points were agreed between the NRPC and four ethnic armed groups was described by the Director General of the Office of the State Counsellor, U Zaw Htay, who participated in the talks during the press conference.
Director General added that roughly, both sides have agreed to sign the bilateral ceasefire agreement, and discuss ways for ending the current armed conflicts and tackling the internally displaced persons (IDP) issue. Besides, they have agreed to hold talks again with the Tatmadaw over designating ceasefire rules to be followed by both sides,” he said. He continued to say the two sides have also agreed establishing communication offices to avoid further clashes, no arrests from both sides for building mutual trust and a common plan for NCA, making acceptable dialogues from both sides for stronger ceasefire agreement, and another meeting in October 2019. Tatmadaw representative group led by Lt-Gen Yar Pyae will be reporting to Commander-in-Chief of Defence Service.
The government has planned to hold the NCA anniversary, and making discussion about resuming 21st Century Panglong, it’s learnt.
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