The government on Monday set a 24 May date for the convening of the second iteration of the 21st Century Panglong Conference, the current administration’s signature peace dialogue.
Burma’s military leaders indicate that they are willing to allow three groups previously excluded from peace talks to participate in an upcoming nationwide conference.
Last week’s talks in Naypyidaw between the government and the UWSA and NDAA continued at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Rangoon on Monday.
CNF Vice President Salai Lian Hmung Sakhong, a key player in preparations for the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Conference, discusses challenges facing the peace process.
Burma’s ethnic minorities need to think carefully about how to get the most out of Aung San Suu Kyi’s plans to revive the “Panglong Spirit”.
Suu Kyi also plans to meet members of other armed groups as she prepares to launch a comprehensive peace process building on last year’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.