Second anniversary of signing of NCA held in Nay Pyi Taw
The event to commemorate the second anniversary of the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) was held in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15, according to reports. The Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice-Presidents Myint Swe and Henry Van Thio, Lower House Speaker Win Myint, Upper House Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than, other top government officials, the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, top military officers, politicians, the witnesses, diplomats and some ethnic armed groups attended the event. The NCA was initiated on October 15, 2015 during Thein Sein’s government tenure. During the event, Aung San Suu Kyi reiterated the government’s welcome of non-signatory armed groups to the NCA to join in the peace process, reported Xinhua.