After clashes this week at the Three Pagodas Pass, the Mon National Liberation Army and Karen National Liberation Army have agreed to stop fighting.
Minister U Kyaw Tin says Myanmar, China will undertake their first joint boundary inspection in 24 years; aerial photography to begin in January.
The ethnic armed group said more than 120 people displaced by its fight with the military in Paletwa Township have taken shelter in territory near the border under its control.
The 31 Rohingya, fleeing a crackdown in India, were stranded on the border after being denied entry into Bangladesh and border officials failed to agree on what to do with them.
Military closed Jin San Jiao Gate on Dec. 26; gov’t has yet to respond to requests for information from farmers, whose produce is spoiling at border