Top UN envoy says he receives encouraging signals from Myanmar govt

12:01, May 14, 2011      

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Top United Nations special envoy to Myanmar Vijay Nambiar said on Friday that he received encouraging signals from the Myanmar new government.

Nambiar, chief of staff to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, told reporters in Yangon before departure at the end of his three- day visit that the government's statements are very interesting and encouraging, but gave no details of the contents of the signals.

During his visit in Myanmar, Nambiar met with Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin, some union government ministers, Deputy Speaker of the Myanmar Union Parliament U Mya Nyein and the secretary-general of the Union Solidarity and Development Party in the new capital.

While in Yangon, he met with noted political figure Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence and some representatives of non- governmental organizations, political parties and foreign diplomats at the office of the UN Development Program.

Representing the first visit of a high-ranking UN official after a new government was formed in Myanmar on March 30, Nambiar arrived Myanmar on Wednesday on the official visit.

The UN special envoy last toured Myanmar in November 2010 following the Nov. 7 general election.

Nambiar, an Indian diplomat who was appointed U.N. special envoy to Myanmar in 2010, has been Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff since January 2007.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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