Published_1 July 2022

Ethnic armed groups  that have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar urged the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar to work on a four points proposal to overcome ongoing political crisis,  said in a statement issued by EAOs.

The call was made during a meeting between the ASEAN Special Envoy PRAK Sokhonn who is Deputy Prime Minister as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia and the seven ethnic armed groups that have signed a nationwide ceasefire agreement in Naypyidaw, Myanmar today.

These include urging special envoy to help and create a negotiated political environment and making every effort to meet with all stakeholders; ASEAN should work with international organizations, including NCA-recognized countries, to ensure the establishment of a mechanism for the protection of all civilians and for the free and equitable access to humanitarian assistance by all stakeholders, as well as for the resolution of current political conflicts and long-term rehabilitation and development programs.

The special envoy said he would work for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid and assistance to those in need, as well as political dialogue, said statement.

The EAOs also stressed the need for the ASEAN Special Representative to address the three-core values of the NCA: solve political problems with political means, implementing of an inclusive political dialogue and protection of civilians. and to address the current political crisis.

They called on the ASEAN Special Envoy to focus on overcoming the current political crisis.