Myanmar junta holds China-mediated talks with members of Brotherhood Alliance

The meeting comes some six weeks after the start of an offensive that has seen the regime suffer a string of defeats

Myanmar’s military junta says it has begun holding talks, mediated by China, with representatives of an ethnic alliance that has been mounting a joint offensive against the regime since late October.

In an audio message disseminated to local media outlets on Monday, junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun said that a meeting was held recently to seek a political resolution to the ongoing conflict in northern Shan State.

The talks included officials from the junta's National Solidarity and Peacemaking Negotiation Committee and delegates representing the three members of the Brotherhood Alliance—the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, and the Arakan Army—according to Zaw Min Tun.

Details regarding the meeting’s date, location, and other specifics were not disclosed. Myanmar Now has reached out to the members of the alliance, but was unable to get any comment from them at the time of. . .

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