Five Burmese ethnic groups have welcomed a Thai promise to push for peace talks between them and the Burmese government.
A spokeswoman for the ethnic groups is quoted as saying they appreciate the Thai proposal, but have not received any official information or invitation from Thai or Burmese officials.
The spokeswoman also says the groups would not surrender their arms before any talks.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra made the pledge to help push for the dialogue following a two-day visit to Burma earlier this month.
The five ethic groups are the Shan State Army, Karen National Union, Chin National Front, Karenni National Progressive Party, and Arakan Liberation Party.