Gen. Gun Maw, the deputy commander-in-chief of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the group’s chief negotiator, has renewed an offer to the US government to become involved in Burma’s ongoing peace process.
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Negotiations to finalise the nationwide ceasefire draft have been extended for an extra day at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Rangoon.
The secretary of the UNFC, told DVB he has concerns over a government proposal that suggested the ethnic armies would have to disarm and disband after signing a ceasefire.
The Ethnic Armed Organisations Conference in Karen National Union’s headquarters Law Khee La has concluded. Eighteen ethnic armed groups discussed and agreed a draft framework for a nationwide ceasefire.
A conference for discussing nationwide ceasefire is being held in eastern Burma’s Karen state from 20 to 22 January. Leading officials from 18 ethnic armed groups met at the Karen National Union’s Law Khee La headquarters.
Shan armed rebels, the RCSS, say they will wait until they see the outcome of next month’s talks between the Burmese government and ethnic groups before they commits to a nationwide ceasefire.
For 60 years the world’s longest civil war has ravaged Burma, but with a nationwide ceasefire on the cards, DVB Debate asks: will there be peace this year?
The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and government peace makers pledged to work together towards a nation-wide ceasefire on Thursday, marking the end of a three-day round of meetings in the state capital Myitkyina.