The Myanmar government's Central Peace Making Work Committee and representatives of ethnic armed groups have yet reached a nationwide ceasefire deal and agreed to hold a new round of peace talks in December.

The new round will be in Hpa-an, Kachin state, according to a joint statement on the two sides’ talks on ceasefire in Myitgyina, Kachin, which has not provided a specific date for it.

The ceasefire talks, initially scheduled for November 4 till November 5 evening, were wrapped up before noon on November 5. It was attended by the government peace negotiators who were led by President Office Minister Aung Min and the representatives of 16 ethnic armed groups.

According to the statement, though no significant results were achieved, the sides reiterated their commitment to proceed with the peace process through a nationwide ceasefire, crafting a framework for a political dialogue and the eventual holding of the political dialogue.

At the meeting, both sides confirmed it is impossible to have a nationwide ceasefire agreement signed within this month as the government has originally planned.

The Myitkyina meeting was the first peace talks between the government and representatives of ethnic armed groups. The historical talks involved the largest number of ethnic armed groups.

Earlier on November 2, leaders of 17 ethnic armed groups signed an 11-point framework agreement to prepare for a nationwide ceasefire deal with the Government.

The agreement, reached at the end of a meeting of the ethnic armed groups’ leaders in Laiza, Kachin state, calls for holding political dialogues with the Government at the soonest possible time and laying down a political roadmap acceptable for both sides.-VNA