Joint Statement released by Peace Commission and Karenni National Progressive Party Loikaw, Kayah State, 27 April, 2018

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April 27, 2018

1.       The Peace Commission and the peace dialogue committee of the Karenni National Progressive Party-KNPP held peace talks at the Kayah State Hall in Loikaw, Kayah State, on 26 and 27 April, and both sides discussed frankly and opening at the meeting.

2.      The Karenni National Progressive Party-KNPP has committed to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement-NCA, and has agreed to follow the following points in the short term before signing the NCA.

(a) Issues concerning holding negotiations at state level for Local Monitoring Team & JMC issue, movement of troops of both sides and communications To hold regular negotiations between Kayah State Government and the KNPP as agreed by both sides

 (b) To reassign liaison officers at the state level and Union level To carry it out through the agreed communication channels agreed by both sides at state level and Union level

 (c) Progress was achieved in the military sector, and both sides are to proceed with the work as agreed.

  3. As the above points were agreed at the Peace Talks, the Karenni National Progressive Party-KNPP  hereby announced that it had agreed at the talks to keep on its efforts for signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement-NCA

Peace Commission                                           Karenni National Progressive Party