Myanmar Junta and Three Brotherhood Alliance Allegedly Agree on Peace Deal

The Junta in Myanmar and the Three Northern Brotherhood Alliance (3BHA) allegedly agreed to a China-brokered ceasefire in Northern Shan State on March 4th.

Peace talks held in the Chinese city of Kunming were held last week on February 29th and March 1st with the two sides signing the deal yesterday. The 3BHA is made up of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), the Arakan Army (AA), and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).

Shan is a territory in Myanmar that borders nations such as China, Laos, and Thailand.

The agreement recognizes the MNDAA as a legitimate government in the northern territory, also establishing a 70-30 taxation system from border crossings at Chinshwehaw between the alliance and the Junta. Efforts by the junta to reach an agreement with any opposition group have increased due to suffering several losses since late October 2023.

The Brotherhood Alliance has not given a statement regarding the deal; the AA has confirmed the deal only applies to the region in question.