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New ceasefire agreement is Myanmar's road to peace

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  • Writer: Aung Naing Oo
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Over the past 20 months, the government of Myanmar has signed peace agreements with 14 non-state armed groups. Talks are continuing with the few groups who have not yet reached agreement. This is a monumental achievement, given Myanmar's 64-year history of civil war. Yet many daunting challenges remain on the road to peace. 

One of these is the urgent need to secure and stabilise these ceasefires in order to enable the peace process to move forward. To this end, the Myanmar government is attempting something that has never been tried before: a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with groups fighting for greater autonomy in Myanmar.

All armed ethnic groups should sign the NCA _ a joint effort to bring peace to Myanmar at long last. To discuss a potential nationwide truce therefore, they are meeting this week in Laiza, the headquarters of the Kachin Independent Organisation on the Chinese border.

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