A large turnout of Mon political leaders, civil society groups, representative from overseas and delegates from the Thai-Burma border attended the 6th Mon Affairs Union (MAU) Conference in Three Pagoda Township last week. Conference attendees urged the New Mon State Party to hold ‘peace talks’ with the Burma government.
An MAU conference attendee told Karen News.
“The NMSP should continue their dialogue with the government and try to build peace.”
An Executive Committee member of the New Mon State Party, Nai Shwe Thein said.
“We [the NMSP] will release a statement about the official conference resolution. The Mon Affairs Union will try to merge the two parties – the All Mon Regions Democracy and the Mon National Democratic Front – inside Burma to start political talks with the government.”
A NMSP member explained that preliminary ‘peace talks’ with the government were held in December 2011 in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand. The NMSP says it wants to hold another round of ‘peace talks’ with the government at the end of January.
The NMSP said the date and agenda for a further round of ‘peace talks’ with the government will be decided by their Executive Committee.