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Myanmar holds 'positive' peace talks with rebels

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Myanmar held fresh talks with Kachin ethnic minority rebels Monday, vowing to keep up efforts to find an elusive breakthrough in a conflict that has overshadowed dramatic political reforms. 

This handout picture released by the Myanmar Peace Centre shows Minister of the President's Office Aung Min (3rd L back, writing) along with government officials holding talks with representatives of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in the Chinese border town of Ruili on February 4, 2013.

The two sides agreed to continue dialogue with the aim of reaching a "strong ceasefire" in Myanmar's violence-wracked far north, according to a joint statement released after the talks in the Chinese border town of Ruili.

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