Thailand, Muslim rebels agree to resume peace talks next month

March 29, 2013 12:32 pm
Kuala Lumpur - Thailand and Muslim rebel negotiators have agreed to meet again next month after a meeting in Malaysia aimed at ending nearly a decade of insurgency that has killed thousands of people in southern Thailand, a joint statement said Friday.

Peace negotiators for the Thai government and Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) said they have agreed on the terms of reference for the negotiations and have agreed to meet on April 29, the statement said.

Thursday’s discussions focused on "approaches towards solving theissues of violence and stability in South Thailand," the negotiators said.

Both sides exchanged views "in an open and sincere manner," it said.//DPA



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