Senior leaders of the Karen National Union (KNU) and Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) met to talk peace and war in northern Burma’s Kachin State on Wednesday.
The clashes between the two major ethnic armed groups are the first since they decided to stop fighting in 1988.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the KNU said it would investigate the incident and ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
Suu Kyi will take control of Burma’s lurching peace process once the NLD forms government next year, according to a party spokesperson.
Thursday’s signatories will hope that the inking of the ceasefire, with its broad but stated points to address localised conflict, will provide the time needed for lengthy discussions to come.
Burma’s Ministry of Home Affairs has removed three rebel groups from a list of unlawful associations, and two from a list of terrorist groups.