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Chin National Front to hold second round of talks with gov’t

The Chin National Front (CNF) is set to hold a second round of union-level peace talks with government representatives in December following the signing of a ceasefire earlier this year.

CNF Joint-Secretary Dr Salai Shwekha said the group is preparing to meet with a government delegation in Rangoon on 7 and 8 December.

“We are going to discuss implementing the agreements reached in the previous talks as well as demarcation and development work regarding MoUs between NGOs and the government,” said said Shwekha.

“We would have to [object] if they turn out to be destructive to the environment or inappropriate for our culture.”

The meeting next month will be joined by a 21-person delegation lead by the CNF’s Secretary General Pu Zin Kyon, while President’s Office Minister Aung Min will head the government’s negotiating team.

The CNF is also planning to meet with the Chin National Party to discuss cooperation for regional develop after the talks.

The CNF has been engaged in an armed struggle for more than 20 years with the Burmese military but signed a ceasefire agreement with the government in January. The group held union-level talks for the first time in May. During the meeting, the armed group agreed to open liaison offices in Tedim, Matupi and Htantalan townships in Chin state.

 

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