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Myanmar: UN envoy holds talks with Indian officials

Myanmar: UN envoy holds talks with Indian officials

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, today wrapped up his meetings in New Delhi with Indian officials, part of his current round of consultations in major Asian capitals, a spokesperson for the world body said.

Mr. Gambari had a “candid discussion” with the Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters in New York.

The two found agreement on the need to “recognize positive steps made by Myanmar, while at the same time encouraging it to make further progress towards democratization and human rights,” she added.

Speaking to reporters in the Indian capital, Mr. Gambari reiterated that he intends to visit Myanmar soon, although specific dates have not yet been determined.

New Delhi is the second stop on Mr. Gambari’s current trip to discuss Myanmar with some of the key countries in the region. He met with Chinese Government counterparts in Beijing on Monday and will be meeting senior Japanese officials on Friday in Tokyo before returning to New York.

Since being appointed Special Adviser in May, Mr. Gambari has consulted broadly on the situation in Myanmar, including a visit to Washington two weeks ago.