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AFP: US calls on Burma’s regime to cease hostilities and begin dialogue towards national reconciliation #Burma #Myanmar

Topics: International Economy Government and Policy On Thursday 16 June 2011, 21:58 SGT The United States on Thursday called on Myanmar to cease hostilities in northern ethnic minority regions after deadly clashes triggered an exodus of refugees into neighboring China. State Department spokeswoman Kelly McKellogg said that the United States was "monitoring the situation carefully" in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. "We call on the Burmese authorities to cease any such hostilities and begin a dialogue with opposition and ethnic minority groups towards national reconciliation," she told AFP. Fierce fighting began a week ago near a large hydropower project being built in northern Kachin State to provide power to China, and has since spread to northern areas of neighboring Shan State. The rebel Kachin Independence Army said that thousands have crossed into China during ...

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