Karen, Mon armies schedule informal talks with govt on Saturday

Karen, Mon armies schedule informal talks with govt on Saturday

Four Mon and Karen armed groups that have already signed ceasefire agreements with the Burmese government are expected to meet with the Union Peace-making Work Committee on 28 September.

Hla Maung Shwe of Myanmar Peace Centre confirmed to DVB that the the New Mon State Party and the Karen National Union, along with its former breakaway members the KNU/ KNLA Peace Council and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, have scheduled an informal meeting with government peace negotiators led by President’s Office Minister Aung Min in Mon state capital Moulmein on Saturday.

“Minister Aung Min has invited the four ceasefire groups for a meeting on the afternoon of 28 September to talk about the current peace process and future plans,” said Hla Maung Shwe.

The meeting will take place on the sidelines of the Mon National Seminar, which takes place in Moulmein from 28 to 30 September and will be attended by various Mon ethnic political parties, armed groups and civil society groups.

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