The government and Tatmadaw (military) will prioritise peace talks after last Sunday’s elections, aiming to achieve a breakthrough in the negotiations that moved little during the past five years, a senior military official said.
Until now, the government and military have only talked with the 10 ethnic armed groups that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, and were trying to get seven other armed groups to sign the NCA.
A committee was established a day after the elections to reach out to all groups, including non-signatories, in order to find common ground that could eventually lead to a peace agreement.
The government also vowed to talk with all the ethnic armed groups in a bid to achieve a federal union during the second term of the National League for Democracy.
Leaders of the NCA signatories said they welcomed the renewed effort by the government and Tatmadaw to move forward the peace process.