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RCSS Calls Armed Groups For ‘Peace-talks’

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The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) has offered to meet other ethnic armed groups in Burma for peace talks to build mutual trust and understanding and resolve political problems through political means, the group said in its latest statement without explaining how this could be practically achieved.


Maj Kham San, RCSS spokesperson told SHAN if none of the armed groups join their call for talks, they cannot achieve peace on their own, which they would be happy to hold anytime from now until 10 February 2023


”This is not first time we’ve issued a statement calling on all other armed groups to join us in peace talks,” he said. RCSS issued one on February 2021

Kham San said the RCSS wants to get the talks going to end the political and armed conflicts that are harming the people and to prevent misinformation that’s causing them.

The group’s been embroiled in a war with the Ta’ang National Liberation Army and the Shan State Progress Party for years, displacing thousands of civilians and destroying countless homes. And in May and April, its top leaders met in Naypyidaw for so-called peace talks with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, which many groups fighting the regime had chosen to boycott.

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