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KNU delegation back

KNU delegation back after the talk
The preliminary delegation of the Karen National Union (KNU) arrived back 
at the KNU Headquarters 
on February 24, 1996 after their meeting with the Slorc representatives, 
according to the press statement 
by the KNU Department  of Information released on February 28, 1996.
The six-member delegation led by Mahn Sha Lar Phan left for Burma on 
February 14 for commencing 
substantive dialogue with the Slorc.  Talks were held in Moulmein on the 
15th and 16th of February. Col. 
Thein Shwe, Col. Kyaw Thein, Col. Aung Thein, Lt. Col Maung Toe, Lt. Col 
Myo Myint, Maj. Khin 
Maung Kyi, Maj. Myo Myint and Maj. Thet Tin Sein represented the Slorc 
delegation and U Khun 
Myat, U A.Soe Myint, Saya Tun Aung Chein, Saya Henson Tardaw, Saya Mar 
Gay Gyi and Saya Saw 
Richard acted as mediators.
After the meeting in Moulmein, the KNU preliminary delegation had a 
guided tour of Rangoon from 
February 17 to 22 and also had an unofficial meeting with the Slorc 
Secretary (1), Lt.Gen Khin Nyunt on 
February 22, 1996.
According to the press release, the KNU proposed for suspension of 
military activities during the 
period of negotiation and discussed matters related to it. Further 
discussions revealed that there were 
differences between the positions of the KNU and the Slorc with regard to 
the establishment of cease-
fire and genuine peace, it said. 
For the further process of negotiation, the statement said,  the KNU will 
have to take time and hold 
internal discussions and deliberation on a wider basis. No specific date 
for the next round of talk was 
unknown, but the KNU said KNU will resume talks with the Slorc at a 
suitable time for the 
establishment of national unity and genuine peace.

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