DOOR FOR PEACE TALKS OPEN TO ARMED GROUPS IN MYANMAR

YANGON, Myanmar, The door for peace talks is always open to the armed groups, said spokesman of Myanmar's Presidential Office, U Zaw Htay, late on Monday evening, in Nay Pyi Taw.

He said, the pursuit of peace through the Peace Commission would not be blocked.

He reiterated, the government welcomes political dialogue on nationalities' rights, equality and federal rights, at the 21st Century Panglong Peace conference.

The armed group, Arakan Army (AA), launched coordinated attacks on the four border police outposts in Nga Myin Baw, Kyaung Taung, Ka Htee Hla and Goke Pi villages, in Buthidaung, Rakhine state, killing 13 policemen and wounding nine others.

Meanwhile, President U Win Myint, chaired a coordination meeting on Myanmar's international relations, national security, Rakhine state and border security issues at the Presidential Palace, following the incident.

The meeting was attended by State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, two vice presidents and Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces, among others.

Meanwhile, Myanmar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), condemned the attacks by the AA, on the four border police outposts as acts of terrorism, which caused negative impact on the peace and stability in the state and significantly affecting the national reconciliation and peace process.

Source: NAM News Network