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Published on Monday, 28 January 2013 22:18
Karen ethnic leaders are preparing to hold a national conference by the end of next month, President’s Office Minister Aung Min said yesterday.
The conference will be held at Hpa-an, the capital of Karen State.
"The goal is to unite Karen people. I will be attending the conference at the request of Karen people," Aung Min said.
On January 22, he visited to Myawady Town, a border town of Karen State, for peace talks with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, including a ceasefire between rebel troops and armed border guards.
The Karen National Union will also hold its first central committee meeting with its new executive members next month.
"Leaders from both the government army and KNU are planning to meet this March for advanced ceasefire talks, including a resettlement program," Dr. Min Zaw Oo of the Myanmar Peace Centre said.