Monday, November 05, 2007

US Seeking Concrete Results From UN Envoy in Burma

US Assistant Secretary of State Kristen Silverberg said Washington wanted something positive to emerge from the UN Envoy's mission to Burma.

"We'll evaluate Mr. Gambari's mission based on whether it produces concrete results, in particular we're looking for direct dialogue between the government and the democracy activists and the ethnic minority groups," Silverberg told reporters in Bangkok.

"And we're also looking for progress on political prisoners."

"So our benchmarks for success have to do with whether we see the government making real steps toward a peaceful transition to democratic, inclusive rule," said Silverberg, who was in Bangkok to discuss Burma with Thai officials.

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