Ethnic group leaders have agreed to hold a conference of armed ethnic groups following the agreement of a draft Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).

A representative of an alliance of ethnic armed groups said they have agreed to hold a high-level meeting in Rangoon with Minister Aung Min next week in an effort to resume Burma’s stalled nationwide ceasefire process.

The success of Myanmar’s nationwide ceasefire depends on the government’s response to the Myanmar Army’s shelling of a military academy in Laiza, as well as other contentious issues raised in previous talks, said Naing Han Tha, the leader of Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT).