Mon 27 Aug 2012
Filed under: Inside Burma,Military,News
NAY PYI TAW – The peace-making group of the Pa-O National Liberation Organization (PNLO) in response to the peace offer extended by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar held talks with the State Level Peace-Making Group at the Taunggyi Hotel in Taunggyi yesterday morning, attended by Vice-Chairman of the Union Level Peace-Making Group U Aung Min and Union Ministers, representatives of the Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, Shan State Chief Minister U Sao Aung Myat and state government members, Commander of Eastern Command Maj-Gen Soe Htut and senior military officers, Leader of PNLO Peace-Making Group U Khun Myint Tun, Deputy Leader U Khun Thurein and members.
At the ceremony, Vice-Chairman of the Union Level Peace-Making Group U Aung Min made an opening speech, and Union Minister U Khin Maung Soe, Shan State Chief Minister U Sao Aung Myat, Deputy Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, Commander of Eastern Command Maj-Gen Soe Htut and representatives of the Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw clarified the attitude and suggestions over the state level peace-making process.
Next, Leader of PNLO U Khun Myint Tun, U Khun Thurein and U Khun Ti Hsaung clarified the attitude and salient points on the peace-making process.
Afterwards, the State Level Peace-Making Group and peace negotiators from the PNLO discussed the five-point agreement reached in principle by both sides on 27 June 2012.
Today’s talks reached the five-point initial agreement as follows:-
(a) To cease attacks of both sides as of 25 August 2012.
(b) To reside at designated areas already agreed by both sides.
(c) Not to carry arms to other regions except the designated areas.
(d) To establish liaison offices without arms at Taunggyi, Hsihseng, Maukmai already agreed by both sides.
(e) To officially form the representative group to hold talks with the state level peace-making group, and to start the Union level peace talks during a period of three months beginning 25 August 2012.
Representatives from the state level peace-making group and the PNLO singed the agreement.
Next, Union Peace-Making Work Committee and peace representatives from the PNLO held the Union level peace talks and signed the Union level eight-point agreement as follows:-
(a) To make more discussion on ceasefire to be held stronger.
(b) To coordinate matters on designation of code of conduct.
(c) To provide assistance by Union Peace-Making Work Committee for running liaison offices.
(d) To continue to coordinate the location of PNLO/ PNLA troops.
(e) To coordinate matters on cooperation in the fight against narcotic drugs.
(f) To coordinate matters on media.
(g) To coordinate matters on foods, clothing and shelters of troops.
(h) To coordinate matters on public security and basic agriculture.
Afterwards, peace-making groups of both sides exchanged gifts and had documentary photo taken together.-MNA