Myanmar government, rebels sign draft nationwide ceasefire accord

March 31, 2015 7:27 AM

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Myanmar government, rebels sign draft nationwide ceasefire accord

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar President Thein Sein attended the ceremonial signing of a draft ceasefire accord between the government and ethnic rebel groups on Tuesday, which is aimed at ending more than 65 years of armed conflict in the country.

The government’s negotiating team, known as the Union Peace Working Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), which represents 16 ethnic armed groups, are the two parties that formulated the draft agreement, which ethnic representatives will take to the leaders of the r...

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