Annan's envoy set to visit Myanmar to help democratization, national reconciliation talks

23 November 2001

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy to Myanmar is scheduled to visit the country at the end of this month to help facilitate the talks between the Government and opposition leaders, a UN spokesman announced today.

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy to Myanmar is scheduled to visit the country at the end of this month to help facilitate the talks between the Government and opposition leaders, a UN spokesman announced today.

Razali Ismail is expected to meet with Government leaders, including Lt. Gen. Khin Nyunt, Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, and senior members of the National League for Democracy, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, on democratization and national reconciliation in Myanmar, the spokesman, Fred Eckhard, told reporters in New York.

Mr. Ismail is slated to visit the capital, Yangon, from 27 November to 4 December for his sixth mission to Myanmar since he was appointed Special Envoy in April 2000, according to the spokesman.

 

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