Fri 23 May 2014
Filed under: Ethnic Issues,Inside Burma,Military,News
Peace negotiators of Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups worked out their second draft of the nationwide ceasefire agreement here Friday, said a joint press release following the end of their three-day peace talks.
The second draft was adopted on the basis of the first draft.
The second round talks started on Wednesday at the Myanmar Peace Center, between the government’s Peace-Making Work Committee (PMWC) and ethnic armed groups’ National Cease-fire Coordination Team (NCCT).
The two sides were headed respectively by U Aung Min from the government side andPado Saw Kwe Htoo Win.
Both sides agreed to continue their next talks in Yangon in June to work out the third draft of the agreement, which may also be the final if it makes progress.
The government’s PMWC and the ethnic groups’ NCCT last met in Yangon in early April for ceasefire talks, working out the first draft, in which seven chapters were agreed.
Both sides vowed to make efforts to finalize the agreement as early as possible for the formal signing.