The Heinda Tin Mine is operated by Myanmar Pongpipat Co Ltd which is owned by a Thai company but registered in Burma.
“The mine-clearance talks began with a focus on areas in the vicinity of ethnic armed group outposts,” said the minister.
Villagers from Tenasserim Division have taken their battle against a Thai-owned mine all the way to the Supreme Court.
The clashes between the two major ethnic armed groups are the first since they decided to stop fighting in 1988.
The Burmese navy has recovered 102 men, thought to be asylum seekers from Bangladesh, who were abandoned on the island of Saunggauk, state media reported.
Officials of Tenasserim Division claimed that refugees residing in a camp in Thailand would soon be able to return as they are scouting for land for their resettlement.