The Karen National Union (KNU) is a democratic organisation respresenting the Karen people of Burma. Our goal is peace and prosperity in a democratic federal Burma.

The Communique of Karen National Union on meeting with President U Thein Sein

09 Jan 2013

1. In compliance with the invitation of President U Thein Sein of Myanmar government, the entourage of the Karen National Union leadership had met with President U Thein Sein and Vice-President Sai Mauk Kham at Nay Pyi Daw on 5/01/2013.

2. The entourage of KNU Leadership had also met with Chief of staff, Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at Ba Yint Naung Hall on 6/01/2013.
3. The entourage had also met with Rangoon Karen elders on 6/01/2013.

4. On meeting with both the President and the Chief of Staff, the following emphases had been discussed:
(a) The aspect of cease-fire agreement is to be concrete and enabling trust building for both sides;
(b) Matters concerning fierce fighting within Kachin State; and ,
(c) The dialogue be further developed to political level and cease-fire agreement be implemented to give assurance and trust for the people.

5. In striving for the concrete accomplishment of cease-fire agreement and for the development of further dialogue to a political level, the Karen National Union shall collaborate with the nationalities.

Central Executive Committee, 
Karen National Union

Contact persons-
(1) P’doh Saw Kwe Htoo Win : (+66) 818076279
(2) P’doh Mahn Mahn         : (+66) 879438750


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