UN envoy discusses Myanmar with Singaporean leaders

25 February 2008
UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari

The Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Myanmar wrapped up his visit to Singapore today, meeting with senior officials and expressing his appreciation for the country's continued support to the efforts of the United Nations to bring about democratic change in its troubled South-East Asian neighbour.

Ibrahim Gambari met today with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Foreign Minister George Yeo of Singapore, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters in New York.

“They exchanged views on recent developments in Myanmar and on the way forward in the context of the UN good offices in Myanmar,” she said.

Prior to arriving in Singapore, Mr. Gambari visited Beijing and Jakarta as part of his consultations with countries in the region on efforts to promote democratization and national reconciliation in Myanmar. He will travel tomorrow to Tokyo for further consultations.

Last week, the Special Adviser said he hopes to return to Myanmar in the first week of March. The visit will be his third to the country since the authorities used force in cracking down on peaceful demonstrators last summer.


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