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Burmese Govt Pushes Back Ceasefire Talks With KIO

2 May 2014

The government’s peace team has welcomed a request to meet with the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) later this month, but has pushed back the proposed date, the Myanmar Times reports. Last week the KIO requested meetings on May 10-11 in Myitkyina to discuss the recent escalation of hostilities in Kachin State. But the head of the Myanmar Peace Center’s technical team told The Myanmar Times that these dates would not work. “The working group cannot meet them on the date they proposed because it coincides with the Asean Summit so it seems likely they will instead meet after the summit,” he said.