A two-year effort to arrive at a nationwide ceasefire has been ended by the government’s unwillingness to include all warring parties, say ethnic groups.
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Hopes for a genuine truce to end decades of civil war in Burma were boosted this week by an agreement to form a ceasefire maintaining task force.
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.
The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and government peace makers pledged to work together towards a nation-wide ceasefire on Thursday, marking the end of a three-day round of meetings in the state capital Myitkyina.
Karenni rebels and government peace negotiators reached an 8-point agreement which included working together for a nationwide ceasefire and forming a joint-peace monitoring committee, at a landmark meeting in Loikaw[…]