Peace Talks: Peace Commission and KNPP Meeting Commenced


The peace talks between the Peace Commission and the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) commenced on Thursday at Loikaw of Kayah State.

Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor and Vice Chairman of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre U Kyaw Tint Swe conveyed a message from State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, saying that the State Counsellor hoped to see good results from the meeting for peace, which was desired by the people of Kayah State.peace talks

The Union Minister said peace was desired not only by the ethnic people in Kayah State, but also the people in the entire country and the international communities were watching the peace talks closely.

He added that national equality, self-administration, and a basic constitution for each state is something all ethnic people want. He said he wishes for the voice of the Karreni National Progressive Party (KNPP) and the Kayah People to be heard during the meeting.

He reiterated that the government would work to resolve the difficulties of the KNPP and remove obstacles that hindered them from signing the NCA. He pointed out that solving the present problems now would help shape the federal union in the future.

Later, KNPP Executive Committee Member U Bi Htoo delivered a speech saying the KNPP has been involved in the peace process all along and was heading towards signing the NCA. He said they desired to be a part of the federal union and hoped for good results from the meeting.






April 27, 2018


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