Signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) were in agreement with the government on three points during the Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Naypyitaw from August 10-11.
Sao Khuensai, an advisor to the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), who traveled with Chairperson Lt-Gen Yawd Serk to the capital, told SHAN he expected the JICM to “approve” the meeting’s results between the government and the ethnic armed organizations (EAOs).
The EAOs and the government will move forward on the implementation of 15-points in the NCA, discussing the main agenda of the peace deal (8-points) in 2021 and basic principles of federalism.
The Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC), scheduled for August 14-18, will prepare a report for the 21st Century Panglong – Union Peace Conference from August 19-21.
“They’ll prepare a report within five days and then the UPDJC will report during the 21st Century Panglong – Union Peace Conference on August 19, and approve it on August 21, the final meeting date,” Sao Khuensai said.
During his opening remarks at the UPDJC meeting, Col Sai Nguen, Secretary-2 of RCSS/SSA, said that discussions about the Union Accord Part-III, the peace conference and the 9th JICM meeting were still ongoing.
The Burma Army is fighting with RCSS/SSA in northern Shan State.