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Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:20
Myanmar army and the people's militia making rounds at night on January 7, in Tarlawgyi village, Kachin State (Photo - EMG)
The government will accelerate peace talks this year to end conflict with ethnic armed forces, said Dr Min Zaw Oo, director of the Myanmar Peace Center.
MPC, in charge for internal peace negotiations, is comprised of senior government officials and independent experts.
“We will hold political talks with [Karen National Union] through an existing ceasefire agreement. We are also hoping to hold dialogues with other ethnic armed groups, including [Kachin Independence Organisation],” Oo said.
He added that MPC will try its best to achieve internal peace as directed by the Union Government.
MPC is now preparing the dialogue framework with the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC).