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Myanmar: Peace talks between government and ethnic leaders to resume

Dec 19, 2014    

Peace talks between the Myanmar government and ethnic leaders will resume this week despite escalating clashes in the country's Shan state, officials said on Friday.The Union Peace-making Work Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), negotiating on behalf of 16 armed ethnic groups, will meet at the Myanmar Peace Centre here Dec 22-23, the Myanmar Times reported.They will seek to build on months of work by technical teams from both sides that have resulted in informal agreements on many contentious points in a nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).The signing of th...

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