Burma’s government praised China on Wednesday for suspending a Chinese bank account used by ethnic rebels fighting Burmese troops, in a move to prevent potential damage to diplomatic ties.
Chinese Ambassador Yang Houlan said Beijing made contact with MNDAA leader Peng Jiasheng to seek an end to the hostilities.
The three ethnic militias tabled their resignations on the third day of the Law Khee La summit of ethnic armed organisations..
The ethnic coalition remains resolute that the TNLA, MNDAA and Arakan Army must all be included in a peace deal.
Violence between ethnic armies and government forces has reached an impasse with the KIA and MNDAA both reporting more violence.
A new surge in fighting has been observed between government forces and Kokang troops close to the China-Burma border, according to a Kokang spokesperson.