Wednesday, November 07, 2007

EU Appoints Special Envoy for Burma

Source: Kuwait News Agency

European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Javier Solana, has appointed Piero Fassino from Italy as EU Special Envoy for Burma/Myanmar.

Fassino, an MP and former Italian Minister of Justice, will coordinate the European Union's efforts to bring about positive change in Burma/Myanmar, said a statement released by Solanas office Wednesday.

"This appointment underlines the importance that the EU attaches to democratic change, reconciliation, the improvement of the human rights situation and development in Burma/Myanmar," it said.

Fassino will work in close coordination with Ibrahim Gambari, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar.

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