‘Breakthrough’ seen at Aceh talks

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Aceh rebels and Indonesian government delegates have made a “breakthrough” at peace talks on the tsunami-ravaged province, and will continue negotiations in Finland May 26-31, the Finnish mediator said Saturday.

Former President Martti Ahtisaari made the announcement after the end of the third round of negotiations which he said were “held in a positive and constructive atmosphere.”

The parties had been meeting since Tuesday behind closed doors at a mansion outside Helsinki for talks mediated by Ahtisaari’s Crisis Management Initiative. Full Story

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