Monday, November 05, 2007

UN Envoy Meets Red Cross Delegates


The U.N.'s special envoy to Myanmar held talks Monday with representatives of the International Red Cross and some of the country's ethnic minority groups, but has so far failed to meet the leader of the ruling junta, officials said.

Security, meanwhile, was eased outside detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's home ahead of a possible meeting between her and the U.N. envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, according to diplomats who asked not to be named because they did not wish to openly breach protocol.

Gambari has sought access to all parties involved in his effort to end Myanmar's political crisis and promote democratic reform.

Details of Gambari's talks with Red Cross and ethnic minority representatives in Naypyitaw, the new remote capital north of Yangon, were not immediately available, said officials who were aware of the meetings but insisted on anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the press.

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