The Shan State Army-North last week became the latest ethnic armed group to sign a ceasefire deal with the Burmese government after several rounds of negotiations over the past month.
Officials from the group met with a government delegation on Saturday in Taunggyi, the capital of Shan state. A key area of contention for many of Burma’s ethnic armies, that of territory allocation, was reportedly agreed upon during the talks, although specific details have not be made public.
Negotiations over other points of concern for both sides will continue, however. The SSA-North, which has been fighting the Burmese army since March last year, will seek to set in concrete regulations surrounding the presence of government troops in its territory in the eastern Burmese state.