The rebel Karen National Union in Burma says it is sending a delegation to discuss possible peace talks with the military government in Rangoon.
Karen vice chairman Bo Mya is expected to lead the group at the talks later this week.
Fighting between the two sides has mostly stopped following an initial round of talks last month.
The Karen is the last major armed ethnic faction in Burma that has not signed a peace agreement with the government.
Rangoon announced in August that it had embarked on a so-called road map to democracy. It later said the pro-democracy opposition and all ethnic minority groups would be allowed to take part in the drafting of a new constitution in 2004.
Information for this report is provided by AP.