MYANMAR-SUMMIT DEALS ANOTHER SETBACK TO THE SEARCH FOR PEACE
Central Naypitaw, capital of Myanmar. Wikimedia Commons
By Sithu Aung Myint
Frontier Myanmar-Nov 9
Recent high-level talks in Nay Pyi Taw were an attempt to achieve a breakthrough in the peace process but they seem to have made the situation worse.
On October 15 and 16, leaders of the government, Tatmadaw and ethnic armed groups that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement met in Nay Pyi Taw for informal talks aimed at overcoming differences holding up the peace process. The summit, an initiative of the Karen National Union, failed to overcome differences over key issues. If anything, the situation seems to have worsened since the summit took place.
First published in: Frontier Myanmar