Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gambari to Meet with Asian Leaders Despite Canceled Address Before Annual Summit

Source: Associated Press

U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari's address on Myanmar to Asian leaders was canceled abruptly, but his trip to Singapore was salvaged Tuesday by holding private meetings to brief the leaders on his negotiations with the junta.

The envoy _ whose planned address on Wednesday was shelved while he was en route from New York _ was mobbed by reporters eager for his comments on the diplomatic muck-up when he arrived.

He declined comment before he started a slew of meetings with leaders and foreign ministers of Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and New Zealand. They are here to attend a summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations and six Asia-Pacific countries on Wednesday.

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