KNU Central Committee holds an emergency meeting

07 November 2018
KNU Central Committee holds an emergency meeting
Photo: Karen National Union Headquarters

The Karen National Union (KNU) Central Standing Committee 6th emergency meeting is reportedly being held in Lay Wah, Karen State.

This meeting began on November 6 and the KNU issued a statement which says deadlock and bottleneck issues in the implementation of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) will be discussed.

The statement further says the Peace Process Steering Team (PPST) of ten ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) passed a resolution at their meeting to adopt democracy and federal principles through the 21st Century Panglong Conference but solutions for widening the gap at the conference still need to be found.

The KNU Chairman sent a letter to the Chairperson of National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) saying they will not join any coming peace meetings as they have to consider the issues of Right to Self-determination and non-secession from union and a single union army all discussed at the recent peace summit, to their central committee members.

All peace meetings of the ten NCA signatory EAOs including PPST meetings are suspended at the moment.