December 13, 2016 

To inform the wider public, the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) would like to clarify the situations regarding peace talks and military offensives on the ground.

The UNFC (extended) council meeting was held successfully from February 18 to 21, 2016. The meeting reviewed various aspects of the current political and military situations, matters relating to the federal constitution, necessary ideological principles and departmental agendas.

The UNFC annual federal council meeting was successfully held from December 7 to 10, 2015. The departments submitted their annual activity reports, which were reviewed and adopted. Moreover, the election of new officials for the vacant positions was carried out by secret vote, and decisions relating to future work programs were taken.

RCSS/SSA signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Nay Pyi Taw together with the government, the Tamadaw and the other 7 ethnic armed groups in front of the both the international and domestic witnesses. In order to let the members of RCSS/SSA troops in different areas know about the NCA, the announcement has already been made RCSS/SSA believes that the government and the Tatmadaw will make separate announcement to all of their troops.

The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) is a Karen national revolutionary resistance army formed by the Karen National Union (KNU) for the liberation and defense of the Karen people. With regard to ceasefire, we the KNLA have laid down our position based on our long standing principles, as follows.