NSCN-K has been invited by the Peace Commission of Myanmar on December 28 to attend the third meeting of the Union Peace Conference- 21st Century Panglong, Mizzima News reports quoting Myanmar state media reports on Friday.
Chairman of the Peace Commission (PC) Dr Tin Myo Win invited the NSCN-K following a meeting between the commission and the NSCN-K on Thursday at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon.
At the meeting, the two sides discussed stability and development in the hilly areas of Naga and participating in the upcoming third meeting of the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong, which is scheduled to be held next month.
The NSCN-K has not yet signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement but they signed the state-level ceasefire agreement with the government in April, 2012. They have had no clashes with the Tatmadaw since 2000.
The NSCN-K met the preparatory committee for holding the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong on July 2, 2016. The preparatory committee is tasked with making preparations for the involvement of all stakeholders in the 21st Century Panglong Conference and the successful holding of the conference.
“We (Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee-UPDJC) have requested them to take the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement into consideration. We also hope that the National Socialist Council of Naga land will attend the coming 21st Century Panglong,” secretary of UPDJC U Hla Maung Shwe said.
“We have not been here since one year. We have not yet met with the new government. The main reason why we held talks with the new government is that we want to see peace and stability in our region. We want to strengthen relations and trust between both sides. We decided that we need to establish relations with the Peace Commission,” a member of the peace committee of the NSCN-K U Kyaw Wan Sein said.
The NSCN has not yet signed the NCA, but they signed the state-level ceasefire agreement with the government in April, 2012. They have had no clashes with the Tatmadaw since 2000.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chairman of the Peace Commission U Thein Zaw and members, U An Kant, Chairman of the peace committee of NSCN and U Saw Htin and members of NSCN.