Only one principle for the economic sector was set, as the Tatmadaw didn’t agree to 10 others during working committee discussions prior to the conference.
Conditions include commitment to dialogue process and a pledge to disarm.
Chinese Special Envoy Sun Guoxiang said peace in Myanmar promotes stability on the border, but otherwise, China does have any special interest in Myanmar’s peace process.
Women’s advocacy groups urged delegates attending the Panglong Peace Conference this week to push for a gender equality policy regarding women’s representations across all sect
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first
Operation follows warning to leave new bases; RCSS leaders deny moving into new areas.
Key leaders of seven ethnic armed groups based along Myanmar’s northern border will meet State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar Army Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
Chin National Front vice chairman Salai Lian Hmung says differing definitions of democracy and federalism are the key hurdles to implementing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
To truly honor Gen. Aung San’s vision, states should spend the money on developing remote areas
The degree to which the various FPNCC groups will be allowed to participate remains unclear, however.
The Tatmadaw stated that ethnic rights are covered under citizens’ rights and objected to discussion of the topic.
Three FPNCC members fear the northern grouping will abandon them ahead of next month’s peace talks, but they are unlikely to disarm.
At the second party congress, lawmakers welcome criticism and reaffirm campaign promises.
Negotiators agree to omit divisive discussions on autonomy, state constitutions and non-secession in order to make conference possible.
Naypyitaw tight-lipped ahead of latest round of negotiations, civil society groups say.