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UN Burma Envoy Meets Pro-democracy Leader Again

UN Envoy Meets Pro-democracy Leader Again Before Wrapping Up Myanmar Visit

10 March 2008 – The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar has concluded his latest mission to spur democratic change in the South-East Asian nation, meeting today for the second time during his visit with detained pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

The meeting between Ibrahim Gambari and Ms. Suu Kyi, the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, follows discussions between the two on Saturday. The opposition leader has been under house arrest for over four years, and has spent more than 11 years in detention since the NLD and its allies won the 1990 election with over 80 per cent of the parliamentary seats.

Prior to leaving Yangon, Mr. Gambari also briefed the diplomatic corps on the outcome of his mission, which began on 6 March, and met with the UN Country Team.

He also met again with Myanmar’s Government Authoritative Team, with whom he held talks last Friday.

This was the Special Adviser's third trip to Myanmar since the Government’s crackdown on peaceful protesters last summer.

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