UNFC met with Burma’s Peace Delegation in Thailand
20 February 2013: The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) held a meeting with a delegation of the Union Peace Working Committee of Burma’s government in Chiang Mai, Thailand today.
The meeting discussed about a framework for political dialogue as part of the peace processes initiated by the current government of Burma following ceasefire agreements with several ethnic armed groups.
A statement released today by both parties said the discussion was conducted in a ‘frank and friendly manner’ over issues related to activities and preparations concerning future political dialogue.
The delegations also talked about mechanisms to secure local and international support for humanitarian assistance as well as development for ethnic areas during the preparatory periods.
A follow-up meeting is set to take place between the two parties within the next two months, the statement said.
The eleven-member peace delegation of Burma’s government, led by Union Minister U Aung Min, met with twelve members of UNFC, a multi-ethnic armed alliance based in Thailand.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang