Write on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
The Kachin Independence Organisation's meeting with the Myanmar government on March 16 is being viewed as a major breakthrough. Photo: President's Office
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.

Write on Sunday, 15 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Photo: Hla Maung Shwe/Facebook
Photo: Hla Maung Shwe/Facebook

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.

Write on Thursday, 22 January 2015 Published in Myanmar
Peace talks in Chiang Mai on January 21, 2015. Photo: Aung Moe Myint
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.

Write on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 Published in Myanmar
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
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.

Write on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 Published in Myanmar
Myanmar-soldiers-EPA

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.