FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM
China’s foreign ministry stated that it is willing to continue facilitating discussions later this month between the military and the Brotherhood Alliance, including the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), and the Arakan Army (AA).
“We believe that the easing of the situation in northern Myanmar is in the interests of all parties in Myanmar and conducive to peace and stability in the China-Myanmar border area. China is happy to see the parties to the conflict in northern Myanmar hold peace talks and achieve positive results, and we are ready to continue to provide support and facilitation to this end,” said Mao Ning, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson.
Regime spokesperson Zaw Min Tun announced on Dec. 11 that talks between the military and the Brotherhood Alliance were brokered by China. It was unclear when or where the meeting took place and what was discussed. Since Oct. 27, resistance forces have seized over 200 military bases and 20 towns from the military nationwide.