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KNU, Suu Kyi Hold Talks

9 April 2012

Leaders of the Karen National Union (KNU) met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday, a day after meeting with President Thein Sein. The two-and-a-half-hour meeting follows an agreement the group reached on Friday with the government to firm up a ceasefire they had agreed to in January. The meetings with Thein Sein and Suu Kyi were virtually unprecedented for the KNU, which has been fighting for greater autonomy since Burma obtained independence from Britain in 1948.