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Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

By President of the Kachin Independence Organization, Lanyaw Zawng Hra  •  September 27, 2011

On 26 September, the President of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) Lanyaw Zawng Hra wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding national reconciliation Burma. In the letter, the Kachin leader expressed his appreciation of efforts made by the Secretary-General regarding ethnic minority issues in Burma. Lanyaw Zawng Hra explained that “the civil war of the Union of Myanmar, which is based on the ethnic conflict, directly affects the regional development and stability of the neighboring countries as well. Therefore KIO is humbly calling for all stakeholders and international communities, such as United Nations, ASEAN, and our bordering countries, to help us find a solution towards ending our civil war and finally achieving national reconciliation in the Union of Myanmar.”

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