The New Mon State Party and Lahu Democratic Union signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on Tuesday, fulfilling a pledge that the two ethnic armed groups made last month to accede to an accord initially inked by eight non-state armies more than two years ago.
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Aung San Suu Kyi reaffirms her commitment to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement at the second anniversary of the pact’s signing as Burma’s commander-in-chief urges holdouts to get on board and the leader of the most prominent ethnic armed signatory to the accord acknowledges doubts about the peace process.
DVB sat down with the general to ask just how close Burma is to ending six decades of civil war.
A conference for discussing nationwide ceasefire is being held in eastern Burma’s Karen state from 20 to 22 January. Leading officials from 18 ethnic armed groups met at the Karen National Union’s Law Khee La headquarters.