NCA irrevocable: reassured Army Chief

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Hsu/ Myo Gyi (NP News) – Sep 4

The Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing reassured that the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement is a historic legal binding and will never be annulled.

He addressed it during the meeting of the State Administration Council member that was held in Naypyidaw on 1st September 2023.

The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) was signed by the Government, the Hluttaw, the Military, and Ethnic Armed Organizations on 15th October 2015 in the presence of international diplomats and representatives.

“The NCA is approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and this agreement is both historic and irrevocable, meaning that it cannot be annulled under any circumstance," Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said.

Senior General commented that the Tatmadaw will continue firmly on the NCA path with regard to peace although one of the EAO leaders irresponsibly disrespects on the NCA existence. In fact, the General Secretary of the Karen National Union (KNU) Padoh Saw Tadoh Moo said on 10th August that they left the NCA with no reason to follow it.

There are altogether ten NCA signatories EAOs; among them, the KNU, CNF, and ABSDF are now having armed conflicts with the Military.

The rest seven NCA signatories EAOs are still holding peace talks with the SAC government and five of them formally announced that NCA is still binding and not annulled.

The SAC notified that the SAC Government led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is making arrangements to hold the NCA 8th Year Anniversary with full of essence on 15th October.

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