Peace Commission meets with three ethnic armed groups in China

The Government’s peace commission met with Ta’ang National Liberation Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and Arakan Army which are members of Northern Alliance Ethnic Armed Group in Kumming, China, yesterday morning.
One of the leaders of Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) approved yesterday that those delegates from KIO/KIA and some of Northern Alliance Armed group attended at the meeting as the witnesses.
He added that as for KIO/KIA, they can’t say the message because it was only tripartite meeting.
The witnesses are United Wa State Party, members of Federal Political Negotiation and Consultative Committee (FPNCC) and KIO/KIA.
The FPNCC was formed with Northern seven ethnic armed groups which were UWSP, National Democratic Alliance Army-NDAA, KIO/KIA, Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army-SSPP/SSA, TNLA , MNDAA and AA.
Although Union Peace Commission planned to meet with above three ethnic armed groups on August 11th, it was failed.
The delegates from TNLA, MNDAA and AA had attended the opening ceremony of third meeting of Union Peace Conference-21st Century (Panglong) and dinner held in Nay Pyi Taw last July.
At that time, the Union Peace Commission agreed to meet with three ethnic armed groups.
Moreover, those delegates from TNLA, MNDAA and AA separately met with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Vice-Senior General Soe Win while the peace conference was going on in Nay Pyi Taw and this meant that they gave the green light to the accord.