According to a statement released on 9th of November, the Myanmar military formed a new committee led by the senior military officer to hold peace talks with ethnic armed groups.

The commander in charge of defence services mentioned the purpose of the committee is to carry on the country’s peace process.
The committee would engage with both signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and non–signatory ethnic armed groups.

The committee consists of five members and is led by Lt- Gen Yar Pyae.

In an interview, U Myo Nyunt spokesman of NLD said the military has formed such a parallel committee despite already existing – National Reconciliation and Peace Centre – that was established in 2016 with similar purposes to dialogue with ethnic armed groups.

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