Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Burma on UN Secretary-General's Agenda during Thailand, Bali Visit

Source: The Irrawaddy

Burma and the efforts initiated by the special UN envoy for the country, Ibrahim Gambari, will be one of the major items on the agenda of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon when he meets with Southeast Asia leaders during the Bali meeting on climate change.

Ban is expected to use the opportunity to discuss Burma with regional leaders and the recent efforts to establish democracy, ensure human rights and speed the release of political prisoners including the democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi.

“Throughout the region, in his bilateral meetings with most heads of state and governments, the secretary-general will not talk only about climate change.  Myanmar will be an issue discussed,” said a spokesperson.

For the full report, please follow this link: http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=9496

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