The Summit of the Ethnic Armed Organizations’ (EAOs) top leaders was held successfully in Chiang Mai, Thailand on August 21-24 and was attended by fifteen of the seventeen EAOs’ representatives.

Negotiations toward reaching a nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) in Burma saw setbacks last month, as the nation’s ethnic negotiating bloc was reconstituted with what is viewed as a more critical constitution. The Ethnic Armed Groups Senior Delegation, which replaced the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) as a central party to the talks, has since met several times with the government to get the peace process back on track, and talks will resume in Rangoon next week.

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 13:06

Law Khee Lar EAO summit: Day to Day

17 out of 21 EAOs attend.

Chairs: Mutu Saypoe, N’Banla and Khun Myint Tun

Chair message: NCA will pave the way for political dialogue. Pragmatic approach i.e. working toward progressive realization is the driving principle for negotiation.

Aung Min, President’s Office minister and the government’s chief negotiator at peace talks, has said that the signing of a ceasefire deal will not include all ethnic groups, and that only those ethnic armies approved by Naypyidaw will be invited to join the peace process.

RANGOON — Ethnic rebel leaders said the United Wa State Army (UWSA) will host a meeting between ethnic armed groups involved in the drafting of the preliminary nationwide ceasefire accord and several ethnic groups that have not directly participated in the process.

RANGOON — As government officials and ethnic armed groups moved closer to completing the seventh round of nationwide ceasefire talks on Monday, ethnic representatives and a government advisor said they in principle reached an agreement on the content of a ceasefire text.

Following one week of peace talks in Rangoon, a leading delegate of the ethnic bloc Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong, has confirmed to DVB that only four issues remain on the table for discussion when negotiations resume next week.

Monday, 23 March 2015 12:18

Ceasefire talks to resume on March 30

The 7th round of ceasefire talks will take a pause and will resume on March 30 because some points remain to be discussed.

The leaders of the ethnic armed groups and the government held a press conference on March 22 at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon, after their talks, to say four points have still to be worked on.