Myanmar junta acknowledges follow-up meeting on ceasefire with Brotherhood Alliance 

While denying that the military had ceded any authority over territory or border trade, a spokesperson said that military officials were again at the negotiating table with powerful ethnic armed organisations in China

A regime spokesperson admitted this week that Myanmar junta officials have met in China with Brotherhood Alliance representatives in the past month to review the terms of a truce currently in effect in northern Shan State. 

The junta and the Brotherhood Alliance—a tripartite grouping of three ethnic armed groups that initiated a sweeping offensive against the Myanmar military in October 2023—agreed to the current ceasefire at a previous meeting brokered by the Chinese government in China’s Yunnan Province on January 11. 

Regime-run media quoted Maj-Gen Zaw Min Tun, the Myanmar junta’s spokesperson, on Monday as saying the junta is again in talks with the Brotherhood Alliance to discuss the terms for the ongoing truce further.  

Zaw Min Tun also thanked the Chinese government for brokering the ceasefire and the subsequent negotiations, adding that the management of border crossings and trade. . .

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