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KNU Delegation Arrives In Rangoon For More Peace Talks - 2004-01-15


A delegation from Burma's rebel Karen National Union (KNU) has traveled to Rangoon for peace talks with officials of the country's military government.

KNU Vice chairman, General Bo Mya, led the 20-member delegation on the trip from Bangkok today (Thursday). The team is scheduled to meet Friday with the State Peace and Development Council.

Fighting between the Burmese government and rebels has mostly stopped following an initial round of talks last month.

The KNU is the last major armed ethnic faction in Burma that has not signed a peace agreement with the government.

Rangoon announced in August that it had embarked on a so-called road map to democracy. It later said the pro-democracy opposition and all ethnic minority groups would be allowed to take part in the drafting of a new constitution in 2004.

Information for this report is provided by AFP.

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