"Up to now, the government has not changed its policy with regard to peace talks with anti-government organizations," said the junta's Deputy Intelligence Chief Major-General Kyaw Win.
He reacted to last month's announcement by the Military Alliance Group of five armed ethnic organizations. "Only when the government negotiates with the Alliance will the reconcialitions be effective," said Raymond Htoo, general secretary of Karenni Progressive Party.
"In the interest of peace, the government should accept all offers made by ethnic groups." said Ms. Nang Khe Seng, spokeswoman for the Shan Stae Army.
In early February, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra visited Burma and offered to act as a mediator between Rangoon and ethnic rebels.
Pado Mehm Sha of Karen Nation Union believes that the military leaders would not give in to the demands made by the ethnic groups.
Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said negotiations are very important in all conflicts and therefore must be seriously pursued.