Tens of thousands of local Kachin people warmly welcomed the peace delegation of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) arriving Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State in Myanmar today to resume peace talk with the government peace delegation.

UN’s special envoy to Burma, Vijay Nambiar, attended peace talks on Tuesday between the Burmese government and Kachin rebels in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, the first time the UN high official has participated in such negotiations.

The peace talk will be resumed tomorrow at Ma Jwel Hall of Manaw Sports Ground in the city.

The government delegation led by Vice-chairman Aung Min of Union Peacemaking Committee went to Nan Sanyan village, 60 miles away from Myitkyina to welcome the Kachin delegation there.

Hswan Lut Gan leads the Kachin delegation which also includes Deputy Commander-in-Chief Major General Gwan Maw of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) as a member.

It is the first time the top-ranking officials from KIO arrived in Myitkyina in two years since the armed conflicts has started between them in June 2011.

For that, local people from several villages and many refugees from IDP camps in Kachin welcomed the Kachin delegation waving KIO flags along the road they came. Continue reading “KACHIN PEACE TALK STARTS -VIDEOS”