Burma's military government has agreed to maintain a ceasefire with the country's main rebel group during talks in Thailand.
The talks, which were attended by a Rangoon delegation and negotiators with the Karen National Union, focused on the ceasefire and preparations for a third round of truce talks in September in Burma. Few other details were given about their discussions.
The KNU has been fighting for autonomy for more than 50 years, and is the only major ethnic guerrilla group that has not signed a peace deal with Burma's military rulers.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.