Review of NCA implementation agreed on

Kyaw Myo

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meet with the eight ethic armed groups which are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on October 16 afternoon. At the meeting, it was agreed to review the implementation of the peace process included in the NCA provisions, said Khaing Soe Naing Aung, vice chairman of Arakan Liberation Party. Both sides also agreed to hold a joint implementation coordination meeting (JICM) on NCA every three

months, he added. “We proposed to make a review of the NCA implementation and they (the government side) agreed to it. This is a key role. We also agreed to hold the JICM,” Khaing Soe Naing Aung told the media at Horizon Lake View Hotel. During the second anniversary of the NCA held in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15, leader of the peace process group and Karen National Union chairman General Saw Mutu Say Po pointed out that failure to hold meetings on a regular basis had led to weaknesses in carrying out the peace processes based on the NCA.

Translated by Win Htut