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Burmese president to meet with political parties

Many of Burma’s political parties – including ethnic group parties – will meet with Burmese President Thein Sein in the next two weeks to discuss the government’s plans for countrywide reforms, the Kayin People’s Party (KPP) said on Monday.

Members of the Kayin People's Party.  Photo: MizzimaDr. Simon Tha, the KPP vice chairman, said the government will schedule a series of meetings with all the country’s political parties, according to an article on the Karen News website on Monday.

“We want to work together with civilians to build a countrywide peace, to unite and to rehabilitate the whole country–not only for the Karen,”he said.

On July 22, government officials held preliminary discussions with the various political organizations to schedule their participation in the country’s peace building process, he said.

Aung Min, one of the vice chairman of the Union Peacemaking Work Committee, attended the discussion, said Simon Tha.

“We must co-operate with each other for peace without highlighting our ethnicity, religion or skin color if we are to build the country up,” he said.

The KPP won five seats in the parliament during the 2010 national elections.
Last Updated ( Monday, 30 July 2012 14:46 )  

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