Monday, November 05, 2007

Ban Ki-moon ‘Disappointed’ by Burma’s Attempt To End UN Official’ Service

Source: UN News Centre

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed disappointment over Burma’s decision to call for an end to the service of the highest-ranking United Nations official in the South-East Asian nation.

Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a letter to the world body that it does not want UN Resident Coordinator Charles Petrie to continue his work in the country.

The letter, which was signed by the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, cited a statement released by the UN Country Team – headed by Mr. Petrie – on 24 October which referred to socio-economic issues in Burma.

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