Myanmar enters peace agreement with Wa guerrilla group

London, July 14 (ANI): Burmese government has reached a peace deal with the ethnic Wa guerrilla group as a part of an effort to reach agreements with all the ethnic groups in the country.

Earlier, the Wa region was singled out by the international community for its involvement in huge drug problems in the region.

BBC reports that a delegation was sent to the remote Wa region in Shan state, which borders China, to hold talks on the peace deal with UWSA, which is believed to be the largest fighting force with as many as 30,000 rebels.

According to the report, the country's military and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) have agreed to hold regular meetings and withdraw their positions that they had occupied before a recent stand-off.

The UWSA is said to be equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry. China reportedly supplied combat helicopters to the group. (ANI)

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