The Shan State Army-South has recently been engaged in clashes against the Ta’ang National Liberation Army.
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.
Thursday’s signatories will hope that the inking of the ceasefire, with its broad but stated points to address localised conflict, will provide the time needed for lengthy discussions to come.
With four issues left to resolve – including significant military matters and details about political dialogue – delegates resume peace talks in Rangoon.
A Shan spokesman said the objective was to work out an MoU, because the proposed ceasefire agreement is unlikely to be signed by 12 February.
No agreement set for next round of ceasefire talks following meeting between Myanmar Peace Center and delegates from ethnic groups.