He says a final agreement may exclude certain rebel groups.
The meeting precedes high-level six-party talks later this week.
No injuries or deaths have been reported, and the cause of the blaze remains unknown.
Some minority Rohingya are reluctant to give up “white cards” to begin the process towards citizenship.
The meeting this week will discuss amendments to the 2008 junta-backed charter.
The group tried to plant a Chinese flag in Shan state, an official says.
The military wants them to adhere to the junta-backed document following a formal peace deal.
President Thein Sein says the final agreement could be signed in April.
Negotiations have also paved the way for peace talks in the conflict-torn Kokang region of Shan state, he says.
Police arrest eight more students in protests in Yangon and Myin Chan.
They say the military is spreading rumors to undermine the group’s support in China.
The hearing was held as six lawmakers joined the education reform debate in the upper house of parliament.
Refugees in China face growing hunger as food supplies run low, but say going home to Myanmar is too dangerous.
Talks proceed as authorities release 20 people arrested during March 10 protest against the law.
The drive has been largely unsuccessful, as former soldiers are unwilling to risk their lives, a middleman says.
A rights group says ‘hidden hands’ are behind recent communal violence in the country.
Disease is rife in refugee camps in China amid a widespread shortage of clean drinking water.