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Myanmar signs Nationwide Ceasefire Accord with eight ethnic armed groups

Nay Pyi Taw: The Myanmar government here on Thursday signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) with eight out of the 15 ethnic armed groups involved in the peace deal, signalling an end to nearly six decades of civil conflict.

The signing at the Myanmar International Convention Center was witnessed by local and international observers.

Among the eight groups are Kayin National Union, Kayin National Liberation Army – Peace Council, All Burma Students’ Democratic Front, and Chin National Front, reported Xinhua.

The government side was represented by President U Thein Sein, Vice Presidents Sai Mauk Kham and U Nyan Tun, besides others.

International witnesses from the United Nations, the European Union, China, India, Thailand and Japan were present at the event.

(IANS)

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