Deputy commander-in-chief of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Maj-Gen Guam Maw (left), shakes hands with a senior Burma official as they meet for talks in Myitkyina, Kachin state, 28 May 2013
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Burma reaches ceasefire deal with ethnic Kachin rebels

The Burmese government and ethnic rebels from the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) have reached a seven-point ceasefire deal.

The agreement, signed in the capital of Kachin state, Mitkyina, includes working towards a ceasefire and redeploying armed forces on both sides.

Sporadic fighting has killed hundreds since a ceasefire between the army and the KIO broke down in 2011

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 30 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
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