Ceasefire negotiations to resume 22 July

17 July 2015
Ceasefire negotiations to resume 22 July
Ethnic group of senior high-level delegation and Union Peace-Making Work Committee meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo: Nyo Ohn Myint/Facebook

Negotiators representing the Union government and armed ethnic groups will meet in Yangon on 22 July aiming to strike a deal on the official signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) a senior adviser at the Myanmar Peace Centre said Thursday according to a report in the Global New Light of Myanmar on 17 July.
The planned talks in Yangon will involve the government’s Union Peace-Making Work Committee and a senior delegation from the ethnic armed groups, said U Hla Maung Shwe, who held talks the previous day with ethnic delegates led by Naw Zipporah Sein in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
According to sources, the meeting next week will run for two days and focus on finalizing the draft NCA and addressing the ethnic side’s demand that the signing process be inclusive of all armed groups, including those currently not officially engaged in the negotiations. The talks will also discuss who should be the NCA signatories, as well as international witnesses.