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Myanmar says will make 'necessary compromises' for peace

September 22, 2012 02:02

UNITED NATIONS - Myanmar is willing to make "all necessary compromises" to broker peace with ethnic minority rebel groups, including amendments to the constitution on power and resource sharing, the government's top negotiator said at the United Nations on Friday.

Aung Min, a minister in President Thein Sein's office, is pursuing complex political negotiations with at least 10 ethnic minority rebel groups with which the government has agreed ceasefires after decades of conflict under military rule.

Conflicts between government forces and ethnic minority rebels have simmered in the resource-rich former Burma. Western countries have made ceasefires one of their conditions for lifting economic and political sanctions imposed on Myanmar over the years.

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