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KNU and the Burmese Government Continued State-level Ceasefire Talks

04 Apr 2012


The Karen National Union and Burmese Government held the first day of the second round of talks on April 4, 2012 in Pa-an, the capital of Karen State.

The two sides discussed details related to ceasefire, including establishing the following:
1.    Codes of Conduct for troops from both sides
2.    Ceasefire Monitoring Mechanism
3.    Liaison Offices

Today discussions were held at Zwegabin Hotel in Pa-an, Naw Zipporah Sein, KNU General Secretary, Saw Htoo Htoo Lay, Secretary of Military Affairs Committee, General Mutu Sae Poe, General Officer Commanding, led the KNU delegation.  Railways Minister U Aung Min, Immigration and Population Minister U Khin Yi, and General Tin Maung Win of Southeastern Command were representatives of the Burmese Government.

KNU plans to meet Karen civil society organizations, social, religious and political leaders in Pa-an before departing for Rangoon on April 5.  Then the KNU delegation will continue the talks with the government on April 6 at the Union level.

For further information, contact:
Naw May-Oo Mutraw
Phone: + 95-9-8575-142

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