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UN envoy discusses Myanmar crisis with Vietnamese officials

UN envoy discusses Myanmar crisis with Vietnamese officials

Ibrahim Gambari
The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar is meeting with officials in Viet Nam as part of his consultations with regional leaders on the situation in the South-East Asian nation where Government forces cracked down on peaceful protesters just a few months ago.

Earlier today, Ibrahim Gambari met with the Viet Nam’s Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, and delivered a letter from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, seeking support for his good offices’ effort in the Myanmar process, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.

On Saturday Mr. Gambari also met with the country’s Foreign Minister.

The Special Adviser arrived in Viet Nam from Singapore, where he met last week with regional leaders at the annual summit of the Association of South-east Asian Nations.

Mr. Gambari, who has visited Myanmar twice since the Government began its crackdown against demonstrators a few months ago, will travel on to Cambodia and Laos before returning to New York at the end of this week.