YANGON, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Representatives of the Central Peace Making Group of the Myanmar government and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) on Tuesday held their second round of political talks in Ruili, a border town of China linking Myanmar's Muse, state-run TV reported.
Both sides released five-point joint statement on the second day of their talks which began Sunday.
The statement said that the two sides agreed to make efforts for affirmed ceasefire, to negotiate matters related to the two sides' armed forces continually and to open coordination offices as necessary.
Both sides also agreed to hold next peace talks before April 10 this year.
The government announced unilateral ceasefire with KIA, the army of KIO, on Jan.18 in preparation for the political dialogue.
The government and the KIO resumed peace talks in Ruili on Feb. 4 which focused on the establishment of communication channel and the reduction of military tension.
The talks was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Feb. 20 which involved the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an alliance of Myanmar ethnic nationalities with the KIO as a member.
Since June 2011, the government forces and the KIA had been fighting continuously until the resumption of February talks in Ruili.