The KySDP negotiating committee spokesman Theh Reh told Mizzima that a meeting between the Kayah State Democratic Party (KySDP) and the National League for Democracy (NLD), had failed due to a disagreement over the venue.
A delegation from the NLD, which is tasked with meeting with ethnic parties, was in Kayah State and was scheduled to meet with the Kayah State Democratic Party (KySDP), a state-based party, on January 12.
“Dr. Aung Moe Nyo called me to meet only at their party. He said party had made the decision to hold talks at their office. Our party wants to meet at our party office as well. I told him that our party had made a decision that if they could not meet at our party office, he could meet at a neutral location and with not reply we let it be,” said Theh Reh.
The NLD plans to hold talks with 48 ethnic parties after the 2020 general election. Magway Division Chief Minister Dr Aung Moe Nyo, Karen State Chief Minister Nang Khin Htwe Myint and National Assembly member Ntung Hka Naw Sam have been tasked with holding talks with ethnic parties.