July 5, 2015
1. The Ethnic Armed Organizations’ Senior Delegation for the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (Senior Delegation for NCA – “SD”), formed and given responsibility by the Law Khee Lar Leadership Summit held from June 2 to 9, 2015, successfully held its second meeting from July 2 to 5, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
2. At the second SD meeting, led by three leaders, the SD deliberated on the NCA (Final Draft) of the NCCT and UPWC, since their main responsibility given by the Leadership Summit was to negotiate the NCA (Final Draft) in order to make better and complete the NCA.
3. During this SD meeting, the Government delegation, led by Union Minister U Aung Min, Vice Chairmen of the UPWC, and Union Minister U Khin Yi, also arrived in Chiang Mai, held the first preliminary negotiation with the SD on July 3 and 4, 2015, and discussed both delegations’ opinions.
4. During this preliminary negotiation, both delegations agreed in principle to work towards signing the NCA during the present government term and writing the Framework for Political Dialogue. Due to these good results, the Government delegation and SD will hold formal negotiations soon and continue working towards achieving genuine peace; thus, this statement is issued.
Pado Naw Zipporah Sein (SD Leader) – +66 (0) 82-184-5732
Dr. La Ja (Deputy SD Leader One) – +66 (0) 81-289-4842
Pu Zing Cung (Deputy SD Leader Two) – +66 (0) 62-971-1518