Chiang Mai Hosts Meeting On Burma Peace Process

 | Tue 8 Jul 2014 17:31 ICT

CityNews – Politicians, ethnic leaders and female activists from Burma held talks in Chiang Mai on Monday to discuss the county’s peace process.

Delegates at the meeting. Photo by The Irrawaddy.

Party leaders from the Mon, Karen, Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Tailai (Red Shan) and Burman ethnic groups met members of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team, which represents armed ethnic groups in the peace talks, The Irrawaddy reported.

Activists said women needed greater legal protections and urged negotiators to consider the safety of women in conflict zones.

A summit of Burma’s armed ethnic organisations is expected to be held in Chiang Mai from July 24 to 26, Mizzima news agency reported.