Observers attend second phase of peace talks

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Observers will be attended in the second phase of the peace talk process between the Burmese government and the Chin National Front (CNF).

Mr. Asley South, Norwegian Peace Initiative Consultant, Salai Bawi Lian Mang, Executive Director of Chin Human Rights Organization and U Harn Yawnghwe, Executive Director of Euro Burma offices were allowed by the Burmese government to attend the central level peace talks on the CNF side. But U Harn Yawnghwe will not be participating because of health reasons.

“It is good that the government has allowed our observers to participate. It is a good sign for the future peace process between the central government and the CNF,” Dr. Andrew, a representative of the CNF delegation said.

The CNF said in its statement today that the first phase of the peace talk process will be reviewed for implementation, monitoring the ceasefire agreement, peace and fundamental rights of the people for discussions about Chin people who are outside Burma.

The 17-member CNF delegation including Dr. Sui Khar, the team leader, Dr. Andrew Ngun Cung Lian, deputy team leader, members of the Supreme Council of the CNF and Army officials left for Hakha, the capital of Chin state today.

Mr. U Aung Min, the Union Peace Commission leader, U Win Htun, Union Minister, U Hung Ngai, Chief Minister of Chin state and Colonel Zaw Min Oo, Border and Security Minister of Chin state will be participated in the second phase of peace talks between the CNF and the government.

The CNF was formed in 1988 for self-determination of the Chin people, to restore democracy, and to establish a Federal Union of Burma. The statement said that the CNF will progress with its aims and objectives through the peace talk process. Khonumthung news

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