Army Chief repeats inviting non-attending EAOs to join peace talk


NP News - June 14
Chairman of the State Administration Council as well as the Chief Commander Senior General Min Aung Hlaing made a second invitation toward the ethnic armed groups which do not attend the current peace talk expecting for the country’s good sake, according to statement by State Administration Council.

The Army Chief expressed his second invitation during the peace talk with Arakan Liberation Party on June 13.

Both NCA-signatory and non-signatory groups are urged to regard the interests of the country and the region; and therefore, they are welcomed to hold the dialogue as the government offered in previous months, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing added.

The ALP delegation team led by its vice-chair Saw Mra Raza Linn arrived Naypyidaw on June 12 to meet with the government peace negotiation team.

First meeting was conducted on June 13 between the two groups. The ALP addressed on topics related to peace and development of Rakhine State, practicing multi-party democratic system, and building the Union system based on democratic and federal values during the talk with Army Chief, the statement said.

Peace talk will discuss details on the country’s conditions to be best fitted with reality and based on the EAOs’ demands, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing invited the EAOs to attend the peace talk on April 22.

Ten EAOs of either NCA-signatory or non-signatory groups confirmed attending.

Currently, the government’s peace negotiation team has met with RCSS/SSA, NMSP, KNU/KNLA – PC, UWSA and NDAA.

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