Thursday, November 01, 2007

UN Confirms Gambari to Arrive in Burma Saturday

Source: Agence France-Presse via

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said that the upcoming return visit to Myanmar by his special envoy Ibrahim Gambari would have to yield substantive results.

Ban said he would meet with Gambari, who is currently in southeast Asia, in Turkey Friday to discuss strategy for the envoy's five-day visit due to start Saturday.

Ban is to attend a ministerial meeting on Iraq in Istanbul later this week.

Gambari, a seasoned UN troubleshooter, was sent to Myanmar in September to convey international outrage after the ruling junta's bloody crackdown on anti-government protests, in which at least 13 people were kille

The secretary general said that this time Gambari's visit "will have to bring substantive results."

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