NSCN-K in ceasefire talks with Government

17 September 2015
NSCN-K in ceasefire talks with Government
A meeting between UPWC and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang at Myanmar Peace Center in Yangon on 16 September 2015. Photo: Nyo Ohn Myint

The Union Peace-making Working Committee (UPWC) met with the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland - Khaplang (NSCN-K) on Wednesday to discuss the signing of the nationwide ceasefire accord the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 17 September.
The meeting took place at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon. The accord is likely to be signed by all parties in the first week of October, according to UPWC vice chairman Union Minister U Aung Min. a work coordination meeting is likely to precede the signing of the ceasefire accord, he added. The NSCN-K signed a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar government [in 2012], the vice chairman noted.
UPWC vice chairman U Thein Zaw described the Naga Self-administered Zone as a strategic location for Myanmar. He said Wednesday’s meeting would help leaders of both sides to play a constructive role in the peace process and in regional development. UPWC member U Myint Soe stressed the importance of peace in shaping a better future for the self-administered zone.
“The NSCN-K has attended meetings for the drafting of the nationwide ceasefire accord as an observer five times,” said the delegation’s leader, U Kyaw Wan Sein, he said he and the rest of the council would discuss whether they would sign the accord with the Myanmar government.