Myanmar's State Administration Council chairman Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presides a military parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. PHOTO AP YANGON - Myanmar's State Administration Council chairman Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will hold peace talks with 10 ethnic armed organizations EAOs on May 20, the council's spokesperson, Zaw Min Tun, said on Thursday.
We will hold the peace talks tomorrow, May 20, said Zaw Min Tun at the council's 14th press conference on Thursday.
The spokesperson stated at the press conference that seven EAOs are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement NCA and three non-signatory EAOs are registered to attend the peace talks with Min Aung Hlaing.
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The seven NCA-signatory EAOs registered for the peace talks are the Restoration Council of Shan State Shan State Army RCSS SSA Democratic Karen Buddhist Army DKBA the KNU KNLA Peace Council, New Mon State Party NMSP Arakan Liberation Party ALP Pa-Oh National Liberation Organization PNLO and the Lahu Democratic Union LDU Zaw Min Tun said.
Three NCA non-signatory EAOs registered to attend the peace talks are the United States Army UWSA National Democratic Alliance Army NDAA-Mongla and Shan State Progressive Party SSPP he added.
Since it was initiated in October 2015, 10 ethnic armed groups have signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement with the government in Myanmar.
The state power of Myanmar was transferred to Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing after the declaration of the state of emergency in February last year.