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Kachin ceasefire offer hailed

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YANGON: Myanmar has welcomed a ceasefire proposal by Kachin insurgents who have been a target of an army offensive for the past 19 months, media reports said on Saturday. 

The government said the proposal could lead to the resumption of peace talks following weeks of renewed violence in a region that borders China and India.

"From the beginning, the government of Myanmar has believed that the genuine peace desired by all can be achieved only through political dialogue," said an official statement published in the state-owned New Light of Myanmar.

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