Myanmar Peace Summit Ends With Long Road Ahead

Myanmar peace summit ends with long road ahead

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -3rd Sep,2016) : Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi concluded a landmark peace summit with ethnic rebels on Saturday. The conference in the capital Naypyidaw is Suu Kyi's first big drive to end ethnic minority insurgencies that have rumbled across Myanmar's frontier states for nearly seven decades, claiming thousands of lives and trapping the borderlands in poverty.

The nobel laureate, who championed a democracy struggle against the former junta, has devoted her first few months in power to kickstarting a fresh peace dialogue between rebel militias and the army. No resolution emerged from the four-day summit, which gave representatives from nearly 20 armed ethnic groups an opportunity to air grievances and outline their political aspirations.