Myanmar’s largest non-state army has called for ethnic armed organizations that have not signed the government’s nationwide cease-fire accord to be included in a meeting next week with State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and the military commander-in-chief on the country’s peace process.
Leaders from the 10 ethnic armies that have signed the nationwide cease-fire agreement (NCA) have agreed to attend the event on Oct. 15 in Poppa of Kyaukpadaung township in central Myanmar’s Mandalay region.
The meeting will be the first time that the armies have met with both the state counselor and military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the same time since the peace process began in 2011 under former President Thein Sein. The parties plan to discuss basic principles for a future federal system of governance and a one-army policy.
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