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Top UN envoy concludes latest visit to Myanmar

Top UN envoy concludes latest visit to Myanmar

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari
The senior United Nations envoy to Myanmar today wrapped up his six-day visit to the Asian country by meeting with senior members of the Government and the diplomatic corps.

Ibrahim Gambari, the Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Myanmar, held open and extensive meetings with Prime Minister Thein Sein, according to a statement issued in Yangon, the country's biggest city.

He also met with members of the State Peace and Development Council, including the Ministers of Information, Foreign Affairs and Culture, for the second time during his visit before going on to brief the local diplomatic community.

This week Mr. Gambari has held numerous meetings with Government officials, discussing issues including national reconciliation and how to help Myanmar tackle its socio-economic challenges.

The Special Adviser travels now to Thailand and Indonesia to continue his consultations with regional leaders as part of his “good offices” mission on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.