A Burmese ethnic rebel group says it is ready to hold peace talks with Burma's military government.
A spokesman for the Karenni National Progressive Party says it is waiting for Rangoon to respond to its proposal to hold talks in the Burmese border town of Tachilek.
The Karenni National Progressive Party signed a ceasefire with the military government in 1995, but it broke down a few months later. The rebel group, based along Burma's border with Thailand, is believed to have about 1,000 guerrillas.
Information for this report is provided by AP.