Ceasefire talks between govt, ethnic armed groups proceed smoothly on Day 4

Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) and Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) hold fourth day meeting of the seventh round of nationwide ceasefire accord talks in Yangon on Friday.
Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) and Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) hold fourth day meeting of the seventh round of nationwide ceasefire accord talks in Yangon on Friday.

Day 4 of ceasefire talks between the government’s Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) of ethnic armed groups progressed without any discord over the main points, the peace negotiators said Friday.
The fourth day of the meeting was a boon for both sides, with an agreement made on the formation of a mechanism to implement the conditions of an eventual nationwide ceasefire accord, said NCCT member Dr Salai Lian Hmung Sakhoung.
Despite calling for more discussions on the political dialogue roadmap, progress has been made in negotiating the wording of discussions on security integration at the political dialogue, he added.
Among the agreements reached on Day 4 was the formation of joint monitoring committees at Union, state and regional levels after the signing of the ceasefire deal, as well as the creation of a joint committee for Union-level peace talks and other necessary working committees on technical matters, negotiators said.
With the establishment of a permanent committee, signatories to the peace accord will be held accountable in the case of an impasse in the implementation process, they said.
Two points that were pending on the fourth day of the meeting will be carried over to the next day,  said U Hla Maung Shwe, senior adviser at the Myanmar Peace Centre.

Share this post
Hot News
Hot News