Burmese government says it has reached a compromise on all but one remaining issue with ethnic delegates after peace talks in Rangoon this week.
Representatives of ethnic armed groups and Burmese government officials meet in Chiang Mai to discuss how best to approach the post-ceasefire meetings.
Burmese govt looks to exclude MNDAA, TNLA and AA, but ethnic bloc representative reaffirms the NCCT line that all groups must be included in NCA.
The Union Peace-Making Work Committee decline to to sign an agreement on forming a federal union, saying the ethnic parties have yet to establish ‘mutual ground’ among themselves.
Burma’s ethnic minorities will never cede from the country, providing their rights are respected and a genuine federal union established, NCCT leader said.
Hopes are high that the talks, scheduled for five days, will result in a single-text agreement for a nationwide ceasefire; notwithstanding, some crucial military issues need to be resolved.