Visiting Myanmar, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing expects all parties to ‘adhere to rational consultation’ and ‘strive to achieve political reconciliation’.
The major ethnic armed organizations currently fighting the regime are not expected to attend Thursday’s talks; nor is the shadow government, or its allied PDF groups.
Talks between Ukraine and Russia at Belarus border will be held without preconditions, Ukraine’s president said.
Also this week, Cambodia’s PM jumped the gun, diplomats snubbed the junta foreign minister, a loyal officer was promoted and a flag relay was held amid a COVID surge.
This week the junta claimed devastated Kayah was at peace, and that the NLD, whose leaders are in jail, can operate as usual; it also unveiled plans for a big parade.
The regime is eager to resume peace talks halted by the coup, even though it is actively engaged in fierce fighting with some of them.