Govt calls talks on Karen row

The government has pledged to solve land conflicts between the Ministry of Natural Resources and ethnic Karen villagers now dwelling in Kaeng Krachan National Park within 30 days, Thamanat Prompow, deputy agriculture minister, said.

“We will solve this problem by using constructive dialogue. Both sides need to take a step back and we will keep negotiating until we reach an agreement,” Capt Thamanat said after meeting Karen villagers.

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Bangkok Post Reporter