Door for peace talks open to armed groups in Myanmar, says presidential spokesman
Arakan Army attacked four border police outposts killing 13 police and wounding nine-
Yangon: The door for peace talks is always open to the armed groups, said the spokesman of Myanmar's Presidential Office U Zaw Htay, late on Monday in Nay Pyi Taw.
He restated the government at the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference, saying that it welcomes the political dialogue on nationalities' rights, equality and federal rights.
The Arakan Army (AA) launched coordinated attacks on the four border police outposts in Nga Myin Baw, Kyaung Taung, Ka Htee Hla and Goke Pi villages in Buthidaung, Rakhine state on Friday morning, killing 13 police and wounding nine others.
Meanwhile, President U Win Myint chaired a coordination meeting on Myanmar's international relations, national security, Rakhine state and border security issues at the Presidential Palace on Monday following the incident.
The meeting was attended by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, two vice presidents and Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces, among others.
Meanwhile, Myanmar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) condemned on Sunday the recent attacks by the AA on the four border police outposts as acts of terrorism, which caused negative impact on the peace and stability in the state and significantly affecting the national reconciliation and peace process.