Holding state and union level meetings both in a single day on Saturday, 28 January, in Shan State capital Taunggyi, the two sides had successfully signed two agreements by the end of the day, according to Maj Sai La, SSA North spokesman.
The first 5 point agreement (State level) includes:
- For the Shan State Progress Party / Shan State Army, the SSA North’s official name, members and families to be resettled around Wanhai, the SSA North’s main base
- To set up liaison offices in Taunggyi, Lashio and Kholam
- To notify each other in advance in conducting movements with arms outside one’s area
- To fix venues and time acceptable to both sides to hold union level meeting
It was signed by Col Aung Thu, Minister for Security and Border Affairs, and 4 others for the Shan State Government, and Col Khun Hseng and 4 others for the SSPP/SSA. Continue reading “Naypyitaw-SSA North agree to uphold Three Causes on the basis of Panglong”
Khine Thukha, secretary-2 of the ALP, said the party received the request through its armed wing based on the Thai-Burma border on January 23. No date for the talks was available.
“The deputy leader of the regime’s Union Level Peace Making Group, Thein Zaw, sent an invitation letter to our Vice President U Khine Soe Naing Aung,” Khine Thukha told the website.
The ALP and its armed wing, the Arakan Liberation Army, have been fighting guerrilla wars against the government on the Indo-Burma and Thai-Burma border for the freedom and ethnic rights of Arakanese people in Burma, the website said.
The ALP party and its army were founded in 1973. Its headquarters is based on the Indian border near Arakan State.