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Myanmar Karen Rebel Group Presents Roadmap to Lasting Peace

February 22, 2012

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Myanmar’s largest armed rebel group called for President Thein Sein to withdraw troops near areas it controls and cease military operations in all ethnic-controlled war zones before it begins talks on a lasting peace.

The Karen National Union, which signed a preliminary ceasefire with the government last month, is seeking concrete measures before engaging in a political dialogue, the group said in a statement today.

The KNU also called for the release of Karen political prisoners and said a sustainable peace can only be achieved with active political participation, according to the statement.

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