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Chins hold preliminary peace talks in Rangoon


Representatives of the Chin National Front (left) sit opposite a government delegation at a meeting in the Myanmar Peace Center in Rangoon on Friday morning. (PHOTO: Hein Htet / Mizzima)
Representatives of the Chin National Front (left) sit opposite a government delegation at a meeting in the Myanmar Peace Center in Rangoon on Friday morning. (PHOTO: Hein Htet / Mizzima)
A second Union-level preliminary meeting between the Chin National Front (CNF) and a Burmese government delegation was held at Myanmar Peace Center on Shweli Road in Rangoon on Friday morning.

President’s Office Minister Aung Min, who has been the government’s chief negotiator in various cease-fire agreements with ethnic groups over the past 18 months, said, “There are many points that have yet to be agreed. But I think these meetings will be fruitful.”

Aung Min was accompanied by Minister Soe Thein, Environmental Conservation and Forestry Minister Win Tun, Border Affairs Minister Maj-Gen Zaw Win, and Chin State Chief Minister Hung Ngai.

The CNF sent 20 delegates including Secretary Pu Zing Cung and Secretary-General Dr. Shwe Khar.

An announcement detailing the outcome of the preliminary meeting is expected on Saturday.

The first Union-level preliminary meeting was held in May.


For more background:

http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/6292-chin-peace-committee-selected.html

http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/5564-chin-state-the-poorest-state-in-burma.html
 

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