Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burmese government peace negotiators will meet with the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in Shweli in China’s Yunnan Province on Tuesday.
The government team includes Thein Zaw, the chairman of the Lower House National Race Affairs and Internal Peace-making Committee; Aung Thaung, the chairman of the Lower House banking and financial development sub-committee; Rail Transportation Minister Aung Min; and Maung Muang Thein of the Economic and Trade Development Committee.
A source who will attend the meeting said: “On behalf of the citizens, we will talk. People want peace. They want the government to stop launching military offensives and to begin a political dialogue as soon as possible.”
The negotiations will focus on finding political solutions to ethnic issues rather than military options, said the source.
Jade Land Company owner Yup Zaw Khaung, Iamai Gum Ja, Ing Sin San Aung and singer Hkabya Hkung Aung will attend the meeting as representatives of the Kachin people. Continue reading “Burmese government peace team to meet with KIO in China”