Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the ethnic armed bloc’s Delegation for Political Negotiation will meet in Naypyidaw, both sides confirmed.
Analyst Liu Yun says skilled negotiators are needed in Myanmar’s Peace Process.
The JCB for peace process funding, chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, approves budget proposals of the peace process implementing bodies.
Delegates to the Panghsang summit call government peace efforts ‘confusing and unproductive,’ and say Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is not really in charge.
‘Arakan State is still not permitted to hold the national-level dialogue, and the government has given no concrete reason why,’ says ANP official.
The Pa-O ethnic people decide during their political dialogue to present the idea of a secular state at the upcoming 21st Century Panglong conference.
China will not ‘sit as a judge’ regarding armed conflicts between the Burma Army and ethnic armed groups, Sun Guoxiang has said.
Ethnic Pa-O participants complain of discrimination while leaving the Taunggyi CSO forum, but organizers blame the walkout on ‘a misunderstanding.’
Although a date has yet to be decided upon, the meeting will reportedly take place in early March.
As in previous meetings, the Wa invite to Panghsang mainly ethnic armed groups that are non-signatories to the nationwide ceasefire agreement.
The groups address the conflict surrounding Burma Army troops’ seizure of two small NMSP bases and the raiding of its liaison office.
Representatives from the two groups release a statement pledging ‘collaboration to achieve peace; by seeking the best and necessary approaches.’
Around 100 police gather at Myitkyina’s Manaw Park after government rejects a request by the Kachin National Consultative Assembly to use Majoi Hall.
Since a national level political dialogue led by the KIA could not be held without signing the NCA, the idea for the conference was born.
The family members release a five-point statement on the 70th Union Day anniversary in Panglong town, Shan State.