Kachin group and the authorities of Myanmar has come up with three rounds of discussions in previous months in an effort to deal with the warfare and struggle that is existing in the far north.
Last Wednesday, Aung Min who is the Railways Minister together with his staff met with the group of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and Kachin Independence Army (KIA), its armed wing as disclosed by Colonel James Lum Dau , KIO deputy foreign affairs chief.
The main objective of the meeting which was held in Maijayang, a rebel infested area is geared to improve and bolster the connection involving the negotiating panels. Furthermore, on the side of the rebel groups they wanted to obtain larger independence for their state, according to AFP report.
An official of the government has verified the meeting even while the President has reshuffled the peace arbitrators last May. With this important move initiated by both parties, progress is definitely indicative.
According to Lum Dau, Aung Min this time learned and realized that just before they are able to acknowledge anything the partnership ought to be strengthened. The meeting between the two concerned parties occurred in the middle of continues stories of intense fighting of the Myanmar army and the insurgents which brought thousands of people seeking refuge since a 17 year ceasefire did not worked this June of last year.
Civil warfare and struggle in different regions of Myanmar came into existence after independence in 1948. As part of the reforms, the government is determined to prioritize peace treaties with various ethnic insurgent communities which began last year. Also foreign nations demand to put a stop to violence, abuse and hostilities.
Situation in Kachin state is continuing even though the President has ordered the army to cease with the fighting. At this point queries were brought up on whether or not the head has complete power and authority over armed service units.