After visit to Myanmar, UN envoy confirms parties' commitment to reconcile

30 August 2001

A United Nations envoy today confirmed that all parties to the conflict in Myanmar remained committed to the process of national reconciliation, and expressed hope about the possibility of further progress in the ongoing talks between the Government and the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Ambassador Razali Ismail, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for Myanmar, concluded on Thursday a four-day mission aimed at facilitating national reconciliation and the democratization process in Myanmar.

During his stay in Yangon, Ambassador Razali met with leaders of the Government, including Lt-Gen. Khin Nyunt, Secretary of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), and Foreign Minister Win Aung, a UN spokesman said in New York.

Ambassador Razali also met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior NLD leaders, including Chairman Aung Shwe and Vice Chairman Tin Oo, who were released from house arrest last Sunday, as well as ethnic group representatives.

The Envoy will report the results of his mission to the Secretary-General when he visits New York in September.


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