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Myanmar gov't, ethnic armed groups agree to discuss Kokang issue separately

English.news.cn 2015-03-19 21:32:11

MYANMAR-YANGON-UPWC-NCCT-PEACE TALK

Members of Myanmar government's Union Peace-Making Work Committee (UPWC) and the ethnic armed groups' National Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) attend a joint press briefing after a formal peace talk between the UPWC and the NCCT at the Myanmar Peace Center in Yangon, Myanmar, March 19, 2015. Peace negotiators of the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups have agreed to discuss Kokang issue separately after the end of this round of talks. (Xinhua/U Aung)

 

YANGON, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Peace negotiators of the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups have agreed to discuss Kokang issue separately after the end of this round of talks.

Colonel Khun Okker, member of the ethnic armed groups' National Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), told Xinhua in an interview on Thursday that while the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement tops the main agenda, the Union Peace-Making Work Committee (UPWC) has agreed to discuss Kokang issue separately in detail at the request of the NCCT.

The NCCT has called for settling political issues by political means instead of using force.

Despite touching on the Kokang and Kachin conflicts on the first day of the seventh round of peace talks between the UPWC and NCCT under the heading of conflict reduction, no details were covered.

As tension is still prevailing, coordination has been done to overcome the issues, Khun Okker said, calling on the UPWC to bring Kokang ethnic armed group, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), to the peace talks.

NCCT member Daw Zaw Mya Yaza Lin stressed at Thursday's press conference the importance of prompt signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement to set codes of conduct for armed members so that conflicts will not occur.

Peace negotiators of Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups resumed their formal seventh round of peace talks in Yangon on Tuesday, focusing on some eight remaining points out of over 100 of the draft nationwide ceasefire accord left by the previous talks in a bid to push for its finalization.

[Editor: huaxia]
 
Myanmar gov't, ethnic armed groups agree to discuss Kokang issue separately
                 English.news.cn | 2015-03-19 21:32:11 | Editor: huaxia

MYANMAR-YANGON-UPWC-NCCT-PEACE TALK

Members of Myanmar government's Union Peace-Making Work Committee (UPWC) and the ethnic armed groups' National Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) attend a joint press briefing after a formal peace talk between the UPWC and the NCCT at the Myanmar Peace Center in Yangon, Myanmar, March 19, 2015. Peace negotiators of the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups have agreed to discuss Kokang issue separately after the end of this round of talks. (Xinhua/U Aung)

 

YANGON, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Peace negotiators of the Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups have agreed to discuss Kokang issue separately after the end of this round of talks.

Colonel Khun Okker, member of the ethnic armed groups' National Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), told Xinhua in an interview on Thursday that while the draft nationwide ceasefire agreement tops the main agenda, the Union Peace-Making Work Committee (UPWC) has agreed to discuss Kokang issue separately in detail at the request of the NCCT.

The NCCT has called for settling political issues by political means instead of using force.

Despite touching on the Kokang and Kachin conflicts on the first day of the seventh round of peace talks between the UPWC and NCCT under the heading of conflict reduction, no details were covered.

As tension is still prevailing, coordination has been done to overcome the issues, Khun Okker said, calling on the UPWC to bring Kokang ethnic armed group, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), to the peace talks.

NCCT member Daw Zaw Mya Yaza Lin stressed at Thursday's press conference the importance of prompt signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement to set codes of conduct for armed members so that conflicts will not occur.

Peace negotiators of Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups resumed their formal seventh round of peace talks in Yangon on Tuesday, focusing on some eight remaining points out of over 100 of the draft nationwide ceasefire accord left by the previous talks in a bid to push for its finalization.

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