Kachin Peace Talks Set to Resume in Myitkyina

Thousands of supporters turned out to greet a Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) delegation as it arrived in the Kachin State capital Myitkyina on Monday for a fresh round of peace talks. The talks, due to start on Tuesday, will also be attended by the UN special envoy for Burma, Vijay Nambiar, and representatives of the United Nationalities Federal Council, an umbrella organization of 11 ethnic armed groups, DVB reports. It will be the first time the government and the KIO have held talks in Myitkyina since 1994, when the two sides reached a ceasefire that broke down in June 2011.


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