UN special envoy ends Myanmar visit

By Xinhua

Yangon : UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari left here Tuesday afternoon after concluding his four-day mission to Myanmar.

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Earlier on the day before ending his trip, Gambari, special adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, met the country’s top leader Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), in Naypyidaw, the capital of the junta.

No details were disclosed by the two sides. On Sunday, Gambari met Acting Prime Minister and SPDC First Secretary, Lieutenant General Thein Sein, Minister of Information, Brigadier General Kyaw Hsan, Minister of Culture, Major General Khin Aung Myint and Deputy Foreign Minister, U. Kyaw Thu in the new capital.

On the same day, he also met detained leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi, for over an hour in Yangon and consulted with the UN country team and the International committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Gambari arrived in Yangon Saturday via Singapore amid widespread mass demonstrations by Buddhist monks and people in several parts of the country since September 18 to assess first hand the situation.

The situation in Yangon has been calm for the last three days.