APHR stated that they don’t believe in the peace talks of the eighth anniversary of the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) of the Military Council
On October 17, the APHR group, formed by parliamentarians from ASEAN countries, issued a statement saying that it has no confidence in the military council's peace talks, which are repeatedly targeting civilians. APHR spoke about the eighth anniversary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) held by the Military Council in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15. A few days before this ceremony, the military council army had launched an aerial attack on a refugee camp in Kachin state.
APHR also told the international community not to be under the illusion that just holding such a ceremony is not enough to prove that the military council wants peace. The APHR also expressed disappointment that Thailand's deputy foreign minister attended the military council's peace talks.
Laos, including the North Korean ambassador, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, and the Ambassador of Bangladesh attended the eighth anniversary of the NCA celebration held by the Military Council. China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deng Xijun, Special Envoy for Asian Affairs, attended.
Of the 10 ethnic armed groups that signed the NCA, only seven attended, KNU, CNF, and ABSDF representatives did not attend.