Naw Seng / March 7, 2020
Foreign diplomats from United States, China and India have met with the leaders from the Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP), discussing for the future of Kachin State.
The Chairman of KSPP Dr. Manam Tu Ja met with a delegation led by Chinese consular on last Thursday, according to KSPP. One of the party’s Vice-Chairman Gumgrawng Awng Hkam met with U.S Embassy delegation in the same day of separate location. Awng Hkam also met with India’s Ambassador to Burma Mr. Saurabh Kumar in the next day.
KSPP hasn’t officially announced the detailed of discussion of of the meetings, however, it’s likely to introduce its party leadership to the foreign diplomats after electing KSPP leadership in recent party conference held in Myitkyina.
KSPP elected its party chairman as Dr. Manam Tu Ja with four vice-chairs; Doi Bu, Gumgrawng Awng Hkam, Myithtoi Zau Lat and Bawk Ja. The Party also elected the general secretary as Hpong Sa and five of joint secretaries; Ale Hpa, Tu Raw, Nchang San Awng, Sinwa La and CC Naw Ja. KSPP said the new party leadership were elected by the over 300 party delegates from 18 different townships from Kachin State.
KSPP was established in 2018 by different Kachin political parties; Kachin Democratic Party, Kachin State Democracy Party and Unity and Democracy Party-Kachin State. In December 2019, Kachin State based Union Nationalities Federal Democracy Party also merged with KSPP. Only the Kachin National Congress party hasn’t joined with KSPP and stands alone to contest the coming 2020 general election of Burma.