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State Counsellor, KNU chief meet briefly in Nay Pyi Taw

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met briefly on Wednesday with the leader of the Karen National Union, which temporarily suspended participation in the peace process recently.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of a peace forum held in Nay Pyi Taw, at which both the State Counsellor and KNU leader Saw Mutu Say Poe spoke.   

“The chairman of the KNU and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met for a short time during the tea break. They did not discuss any particular topic but exchanged greetings and normal conversation,” said Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung, second general secretary of the KNU’s Central Executive Committee. “They did not talk about politics.” 

The meeting was the first between the State Counsellor and KNU leader since the armed ethnic group decided last month to temporarily pull out of the peace process. The KNU is one of the more powerful armed ethnic groups in the country.

Observers said the meeting breathed hope into the floundering government-initiated peace talks that have made no significant progress over the past two years.

Another armed ethnic group, the Restoration Council of Shan State-Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), also said recently that it is reviewing its participation in the peace talks.


KNU leader Saw Mutu Say Poe listening to a speaker at the forum on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Eight other armed ethnic groups have signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), which is a precondition for participating in the peace process.

Other armed groups have not signed the NCA.   

Two days before the Nay Pyi Taw forum, government peace negotiators met with representatives of the 10 NCA signatories and some non-signatories in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

U Zaw Htay, the spokesperson for the President’s Office, said the meeting ended on a positive note, with all the groups reaffirming their determination to achieve peace.  

“Both sides discussed how to keep moving forward on the NCA path,” he said.

ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္အတုိင္ပင္ခံပုဂၢဳိလ္ႏွင့္ ေကအင္န္ယူဥကၠ႒တို႔ သီးသန္႔ေတြ႕ဆုံ

ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ဦးေဆာင္အဖြဲ႕မွ ဥကၠ႒မူတူးေစးဖိုး နားမည္

ေနျပည္ေတာ္ ႏုိဝင္ဘာ ၂၁

ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္အတုိင္ပင္ခံပုဂၢဳိလ္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ႏွင့္ ကရင္အမ်ဳိးသားအစည္းအ႐ုံးဥကၠ႒ ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီး ေစာမူတူးေစးဖုိးတုိ႔သည္ ႏုိဝင္ဘာ ၂၁ ရက္ နံနက္အေစာပုိင္း ေနျပည္ေတာ္၌ သီးသန္႔ေတြ႕ဆုံၾကေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

“နံနက္အေစာပုိင္းက အစည္းအေဝး မစခင္မွာ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ဥကၠ႒ႀကီး (ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးေစာမူတူးေစးဖိုး) ကုိ ေခၚ ၿပီး ေတြ႕တာဗ်။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ေတာ့ မပါဘူး။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ေရာက္သြားေတာ့ သူတုိ႔ေတြ႕ၿပီးပါၿပီ” ဟု ပအုိဝ္းအမ်ဳိးသား လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ဦးေဆာင္ နာယကဗုိလ္မွဴးႀကီးခြန္ဥကၠာက ေျပာဆိုသည္။

          ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္ အမ်ဳိးသားျပန္လည္သင့္ျမတ္ေရးႏွင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ ဘာသာေပါင္းစုံၿငိမ္းခ်မ္း ေရး (ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေမတၱာ) အဖြဲ႕၏ အႀကံျပဳေဆြးေႏြးဝုိင္းကုိ တက္ေရာက္ရန္ ေကအင္န္ယူဥကၠ႒ ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးေစာမူတူး ေစးဖုိးအပါအဝင္ တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကုိင္ေခါင္းေဆာင္အခ်ဳိ႕သည္ ႏုိဝင္ဘာ ၂၁ ရက္က ေနျပည္ေတာ္သုိ႔ ေရာက္ရွိ ေနခဲ့သည္။ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္၏အတုိင္ပင္ခံပုဂၢဳိလ္သည္ အစုိးရ၏ တရားဝင္ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဆြးေႏြးပြဲမ်ားကုိ ပါဝင္ရန္ ယာယီရပ္ ဆုိင္းထားေသာ ေကအင္န္ယူအဖြဲ႕၏ဥကၠ႒ကုိ ထုိေဆြးေႏြးပြဲမတုိင္ခင္၌ သီးျခားေခၚယူေတြ႕ဆုံခဲ့ျခင္းလည္း ျဖစ္သည္။

ေနရာေပးမည္

ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးေစာမူတူးေစးဖုိးသည္ တစ္ႏုိင္ငံလုံးပစ္ခတ္တုိက္ခုိက္မႈရပ္စဲေရးသေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္ကုိ လက္မွတ္ေရး ထိုးထားသည့္ တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကုိင္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား၏ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ ဦးေဆာင္အဖြဲ႕ (PPST) ၏ ဥကၠ႒တာဝန္ယူထားသူျဖစ္သည္။ လက္ရွိတြင္ ၎အေနျဖင့္ ထုိတာဝန္မွ အနားယူကာ ကရင္အမ်ဳိးသားအစည္းအ႐ုံး၏ အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ ပဒုိေစာတာဒုိမူးအား PPST တြင္ ေနရာေပးမည္ဟု သိရသည္။

“ဥကၠ႒ႀကီးက အနားယူမယ္လုိ႔ေတာ့ သတင္းထြက္ေနတာေပါ့ဗ်ာ။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ဒါဟာ တရားဝင္ေတာ့ မဟုတ္ေသး ပါဘူး၊ တရားဝင္ျဖစ္ဖုိ႔ PPST အစည္းအေဝးေခၚၿပီးေတာ့ အတည္ျပဳဖို႔ လိုတာေပါ့ ”ဟု ဗုိလ္မွဴးႀကီးခြန္ဥကၠာက ေျပာဆုိ သည္။

အတည္ျပဳေျပာဆုိ

ေကအင္န္ယအေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ျဖစ္သူ ပဒုိေစာတာဒုိမူးကုိ PPST တြင္ ေနရာေပးေရးကုိ ႏုိဝင္ဘာ လဆန္းပုိင္းက ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေသာ ေကအင္န္ယူ၏ ေျခာက္ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ဗဟုိအၿမဲတမ္းေကာ္မတီ၏ အေရးေပၚအစည္း အေဝးက ဆုံးျဖတ္ခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ေကအင္န္ယူဗဟုိအလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္ ပဒုိမန္းၿငိမ္းေမာင္က အတည္ျပဳေျပာဆုိသည္။

 

 

ထုတ္ျပန္မည္။

အင္န္စီေအလက္မွတ္ထုိးအဖြဲ႕မ်ား၏ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ ဦးေဆာင္အဖြဲ႕၏ ဥကၠ႒ေနရာအေျပာင္းအလဲ အတြက္ မၾကာမီျပဳလုပ္မည့္ PPST အစည္းအေဝး၌ တရားဝင္ထုတ္ျပန္ဖြယ္ရွိေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။