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Ethnic rebels meet Myanmar gov't negotiators for nationwide cease-fire

Ethnic rebel groups in Myanmar are meeting negotiators from the government Monday in a northern part of the country, presenting their position with the aim of pushing the ongoing peace process forward. Leaders and representatives of 16 ethnic rebel groups arrived Sunday in Myitkyina, the capital of the country's northern Kachin State, to meet the government's negotiation team is led by President Office Minister Aung Min.

Myanmar and Kachin rebels agree talks to reach ceasefire

Myanmar's government and Kachin rebels have agreed to continue talks to reach an elusive ceasefire during peace discussions hosted by China, the warring rivals said in a statement released on Tuesday.Representatives of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) -- and its armed wing the KIA -- met government officials led by President's Office Minister Aung Min in the Chinese border town of Ruili on Monday and Tuesday."Agreement has been reached to continue (talking ) until we get a firm ceasefire based on mutual understanding, respect and trust, to start real political dialogue," the joint st

Myanmar government and Kachin rebels renew talks

Myanmar's government met Kachin rebels for renewed peace talks in China on Monday, an analyst said, as the rivals seek to resolve a festering ethnic conflict that has undermined reforms. Representatives of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) -- and its armed wing the KIA -- met government officials led by President's Office Minister Aung Min in the Chinese border town of Ruili.

Myanmar rebels say talks small step towards peace

Kachin rebels fighting the government in Myanmar's far north said Tuesday that new peace talks held in China were a limited step towards finding a solution to the bitter conflict. The two sides discussed ways to establish communication channels, reduce military tension and work towards a surveillance system with the goal of achieving a ceasefire, according to a joint statement released Monday.

Myanmar holds 'positive' peace talks with rebels

Myanmar held fresh talks with Kachin ethnic minority rebels Monday, vowing to keep up efforts to find an elusive breakthrough in a conflict that has overshadowed dramatic political reforms. The two sides agreed to continue dialogue with the aim of reaching a "strong ceasefire" in Myanmar's violence-wracked far north, according to a joint statement released after the talks in the Chinese border town of Ruili. They agreed to hold another meeting before the end of February.

Myanmar holds peace talks with Kachin rebels

Myanmar's government and Kachin rebels met Monday for new peace talks hosted by China, seeking an elusive breakthrough in efforts to end a conflict that has overshadowed dramatic political reforms. A government delegation led by Minister of the President's Office Aung Min met with Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) leaders in a hotel in the Chinese border town of Ruili. "Some senior Chinese officials are also at the meeting," said Aung Kyaw Zaw, an analyst with close ties to the KIO who was monitoring the talks.
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