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Commission to meet with groups excluded from NCA


Arakan Army. Photo: thearakanarmy.com

Yesterday’s meeting between the Peace Commission and National Democratic Alliance Army-Eastern Shan State.Yesterday’s meeting between the Peace Commission and National Democratic Alliance Army-Eastern Shan State.

The Peace Commission plans to meet with the Arakan Army (AA), Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)—all excluded from signing the so called nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA)— in the near future, the Peace Commission Secretary U Khin Zaw said.

The announcement was made to the media by the former lieutenant-general at the end of yesterday’s meeting in Rangoon between the Peace Commission and National Democratic Alliance Army-Eastern Shan State (NDAA-ESS).

U Khin Zaw said the meeting will likely be held in NDAA-ESS’s capital Mong La in Special Region 4, but the exact date couldn’t be disclosed at this time.

The groups that have fought with the Burma Army in the last two-years—sometimes supporting each other in battles—weren’t allowed to join the NCA.

It’s still unclear if they will be allowed to join the Union Peace Conference (also 21st Panglong Conference) later this month after the Burma Army officially stated that they won’t be allowed to join peace negotiations until they surrender.

Courtesy BNI

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