HEADLINE Two ethnic groups in Myanmar sign cease-fire agreement

HEADLINE

Two ethnic groups in Myanmar sign cease-fire agreement

By Sun Guangyong | People's Daily app

22:19, February 13, 2018

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, US on September 21, 2016. (File photo)

Bangkok (People's Daily) - On Tuesday, two armed ethnic minority groups in Myanmar signed a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Naypyidaw, marking the ninth and tenth ethnic groups to sign a truce.

The Myanmar government said it hopes that the agreement can further promote peace in the country.

The country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said, "This is the decision to make the first step to jointly lay the foundation stone of the Democratic Federal Republic that will emerge in the future for national reconciliation and union peace."

The two armed ethnic minority groups are New Mon State Party and the Lahu Democratic Union. Eight ethnic groups signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in October 2015.

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