Saturday, November 03, 2007

Singapore Disappointed by Burma's Move on UN Envoy

Source: Reuters

Singapore said on Saturday that it was deeply disappointed by Myanmar's move to expel the United Nations' top resident diplomat, ahead of a visit by UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari.

Singapore is currently the chair of the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations, one of the few international groups to admit Myanmar as a member. The city-state is also one of the biggest investors in the former Burma.

"This announcement has come at a most inopportune time, just before the arrival of UNSG Special Advisor Ibrahim Gambari," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

"It also sends an inconsistent message about Myanmar's willingness to continue engaging the UN in improving its domestic political and socio-economic situation."

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