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Indonesia, Aceh Rebels to End Talks Early


Indonesian officials and Aceh separatists will conclude their third round of peace talks in Finland Saturday, one day ahead of schedule.

Spokeswoman, Marie-Elena Cowell for the Crisis Management Initiative foundation that organized the talks says there is no dramatic significance to it, but the talks will end early.

The two delegations in Helsinki have said they have made progress since the third round of talks began last Tuesday, claiming to have reached much common understanding.

Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, who is mediating the talks, plans to hold a news conference Saturday after the negotiations are over.

The two sides will meet for another round of talks, but no date has been set.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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