Speaking at summit in Panghsang, Wa commander Bao Youxiang urges ethnic leaders to support and recognise the Wa Autonomous State.
The Wa leadership have already stirred controversy by inviting representatives of the Kokang rebel group MNDAA.
In the lead-up to nationwide peace negotiations, two ethnic armed groups have denounced the hostile approach to conflict resolution in northern Burma.
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) will send a delegation to Naypyidaw on 1 March in the lead-up to the nationwide census, set to begin in March.
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) will conduct a census in the autonomous Shan State Special Region-2 in early March. The survey preempts a scheduled government census, set to be conducted later in the month. The UWSA says that the process may take extra time for them because of a lack of experience and poor …
The draft framework for a nationwide ceasefire – the result of a summit between ethnic leaders in Karen State last week – awaits endorsement from the Shan State Army–South (SSA-S) and the United Wa State Army (UWSA).