International and local observers will witness signing of NCA

14 October 2015
International and local observers will witness signing of NCA
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International and local observers will witness the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), which is scheduled to take place tomorrow in Nay Pyi Taw the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 13 October.
Representatives from the United Nations, the European Union (EU), China, India, Thailand and Japan will be present as witnesses when the peace deal is signed between the government and eight ethnic armed groups, according to Myanmar Peace Centre senior adviser U Hla Maung Shwe.
The president, the two vice presidents, the commander-in-chief and the deputy commander-in-chief of defence services, the attorney-general and the speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will sign the peace pact on behalf of the government, he added.
Three representatives from each of the eight ethnic armed groups will ink the accord.   
Despite having invited three leaders each from the two ethnic negotiating teams— the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team and the Senior Delegation, only those from the eight groups will be present on the signing day, said U Hla Maung Shwe.
He added that a joint implementation coordination meeting between the government and ethnic armed organisations who have signed the deal will take place at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-2 in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday.