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CNF Thanks Chin Public for Warm Reception and Support

08 January 2012: As the Chin National Front (CNF) peace delegation heads back to the Indian border, the organization expresses its gratitude and appreciation to the Chin public for their warm reception and support during the two-day meeting with Chin State government in Hakha, Chin State.

In a statement, Pu Zing Cung, Secretary-General of CNF, thanks the Chin people from both inside and outside Burma for their prayers, hospitality and participation, as well as expressed appreciation to the Chin Peace and Tranquility Committee for their efforts in making the peace process possible.

“The CNF will continue to work hard until its three objectives such as self-determination, federal system and democracy are achieved for the betterment of the Chin people as a whole,” added the Secretary-General as he called for more public participation in the struggle.

On Friday, the Chin National Front signed for the first time in 23 years a ceasefire agreement with Burma’s Chin State government during a two-day peace negotiation in Hakha, Chin State, where thousands lined up on the streets in traditional dresses to welcome a ten-member CNF delegation.

Based on the nine-point initial agreement reached at the State-level peace negotiation, CNF is to hold meetings with Burma’s new government in the near future, according to the statement.

Meanwhile, US-based Chin Youth Organization of North America (CYONA) praised the CNF delegation over their successful peace deal with Chin State government, saying the outcomes of the negotiation would be constructive towards building a democratic Chin State.

Departing from the capital of Chin State, Hakha, yesterday, the CNF delegation is staying in Thantlang Town on their way back to the Indian border.

Formed on 20 March 1988 following student-led uprising across the country, the Chin National Front is committed to securing the self-determination of the Chin people, to restore democracy, and to establish federal Union of Burma.

Van Biak Thang
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