Myanmar ceasefire signatories suspend dialogue with military
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 10:16
Police security forces stand guard behind a barricaded section of Sule Pagoda Road in Yangon, Myanmar Saturday, Feb 20, 2021. (PHOTO / AP)
YANGON – Myanmar‘s Peace Process Steering Team (PPST) of 10 Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) signatories on Saturday announced a suspension of political dialogues with the military.
The PPST demands the release of all detained leaders and will cooperate with the international community to resolve the current political crisis, the PPST said in a statement.
Myanmar’s military reformed the Peace Talks Committee on Feb 1 for continuing talks with armed ethnic organizations after the declaration of a one-year state of emergency in the country.
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Ten ethnic armed organizations have signed the NCA with the government since it was initiated in October 2015.