August 28, 2012
The Karen National Union (KNU) and the Government of Burma have agreement to set the new dates for the third round negotiations meeting.
The two parties agreed to meet from September 3 - 4, 2012 in Hpan-an, Karen State. The 3rd round negotiations meeting will focus on the guarantee of safety for civilian and the building of trust progressively at every level of negotiations. The following items will be principally discussed:
(1) The relocations of the Burma Army troops systematically from Karen State and other conflict ridden Karen areas; and
(2) The Code of Conduct, which was drafted by the KNU and submitted to the Burmese Government.
KNU believes that the endeavor to achieve a lasting peace after decades of armed conflicts and political disputes will be possible through the participation and support of all concerned parties and stakeholders.
The spokespersons will answer any questions from the media or the public.