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UN envoy to return to Myanmar next month

UN envoy to return to Myanmar next month

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser to Myanmar plans to return to the country next month, after receiving a letter of invitation from the South-East Asian nation’s authorities, it was announced today.

Ibrahim Gambari was initially asked to visit the country in May, but the trip was postponed after Cyclone Nargis caused widespread devastation in the country.

This will be his fourth visit to the country over the past year.

On previous visits, Mr. Gambari met with senior Government officials, as well as the detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters said that the Special Adviser was looking forward to continuing his dialogue with all concerned and that discussions were ongoing on the precise timing, programme and objectives of his visit.