Ahtisaari Supports Myanmar Ceasefire

News | September 30, 2013

In a recent visit to Myanmar, Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, an EWI board member, along with fellow global leaders Jimmy Carter and Gro Harlem Brundtland, praised the ceasefire in Myanmar as an important first step in the country’s tentative peace process.

The three members of The Elders also called for a more “comprehensive resolution” to Myanmar’s “ethnic conflicts” that would include increased political dialogue.

“It’s the beginning of a peace process … It doesn’t come overnight. [But] it is very difficult to address [the concerns of ethnic groups] if they can’t actually stop the fighting,” says Ahtisaari.

Click here to read the article in the Myanmar Times.