Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Peace Talks Begin Between Myanmar and Rebels

The Burmese Government Reaches Deal With Kachin Rebels -- BBC

Burma's government and ethnic Kachin rebels have reached a deal that could pave the way for an end to their conflict.

China mediated talks in the southern Chinese town of Ruili amid ongoing fighting between the army and rebels.

The two sides agreed to defuse military tensions, open lines of communication, and hold another meeting before the end of February.

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has fought the Burmese state for 50 years.

The two sides also agreed to hold a political dialogue and to establish a "monitoring system" that would allow them to implement a ceasefire, the Associated Press news agency reports.

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More News On The Start Of Peace Talks Between Between Myanmar And Kachin Rebels

Peace Talks Start Between Myanmar and Rebels -- New York Times
Kachin rebels agree with Myanmar gov’t on preliminary moves to ease military tensions -- Washington Post/AP
Myanmar government, Kachin rebels hold talks -- L.A Times
Myanmar holds peace talks with Kachin leaders in China -- Reuters
Myanmar holds 'positive' peace talks with rebels -- Global Post/AFP
Burma government and Kachin rebels hold peace talks -- The Guardian
Christian Kachin Guerrillas Are Crippled in Myanmar -- Scoops.co.nz

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