Peace Delegates of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the government had a discussion until midnight on Monday at Ruili, a Chinese border town. But the two parties did not get to an armistice accord. However, they agreed to meet again before April 10, according to a joint statement. As a consequence of civil war...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway issued a statement that the government of Myanmar/Burma has reached an agreement with KIO on 4 February, The New Light of Myanmar said Thursday. The Myanmar Government and the armed group Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) have agreed to continue talks with a view to finding a peaceful solution...
Subsequent to President Thein Sein took office, the quasi-civilian government looks as if ignoring its own promises – good governance, national reconciliation, poverty alleviation etc. – made during the presidential inaugural ceremony. The president needs to stop civil war against ethnic rebels to implement good governance, national reconciliation and poverty alleviation. His government also requires...
Annually on September 21, the UN encourages all nations and people to pay tribute to a cessation of hostilities. It also urges the celebration of the International Day of Peace. In his International Day of Peace message UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “On the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls for a complete...
Burma President Thein Sein met national races affairs ministers from regions and states at the Presidential Palace in Nay-Pyi-Taw on September 7. Speaking on the occasion, President said that national races live in the country as blood brothers. Hence, he said, they have the basic rights of citizens stated in the constitution. However, Thein Sein...
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