|The Kachin Independence Organisation's meeting with the Myanmar government on March 16 is being viewed as a major breakthrough. Photo: President's Office|
Myanmar President U Thein Sein met with members of the Kachin Independence Organisation in a groundbreaking meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on March 16.
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Leaders of the Kachin Independence Army and the Tatmadaw are due to meet in Nay Pyi Taw on March 16, said a senior official from the Myanmar Peace Center.
|Members of the Myanmar Peace Centre and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team meeting in Chiang Mai on January 21, 2015. Photo: Aung Moe Myint|
Prospects for the proposed signing of a ceasefire agreement between the government and ethnic armed groups on Union Day look dim, according to peace negotiators who met in Chiang Mai, Thailand on January 21.
|Minister U Aung Min, vice chairman of the Union Peace-making Working Committee, talks during a meeting with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team at Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon on December 22, 2014. Photo: Nyain Thit Nyi/Mizzima|
Nay Pyi Taw - Minister U Aung Min, vice chairman of the Union Peace Working Committee, said Monday that there are still some pending issues to be sorted out before a peace deal can be signed on Union Day, February 12, despite some issues having been settled.
Myanmar army clashes with armed groups in Kachin and Shan states have prompted a halt in the ongoing ceasefire talks. Myanmar soldiers, arriving back from the unrest area in Rakhine state, march in Sittwe city, Rakhine State, Myanmar, October 31, 2012. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
The planned seventh round of ceasefire talks between Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team and the government will depend on whether the army provides a response to recent army attacks in the Kachin and Shan states, according to U Khun Okkar, an NCCT member.