Saturday, November 27, 2010

UN envoy meet Aung San Suu Kyi

Nambiar, was appointed special envoy to Myanmar by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this year, envoy held talks with Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday but there was no indication for his visit to the capital city Naypyitaw, seat of power to government ministers and the junta top brass. Vijay Nambiar to leave Myanmar on Monday.She welcomed the Indian diplomat's visit and called for more engagement with the U.N."We were able to tell him what we wanted to do, while we got a chance to know the secretary general's feelings," Suu Kyi told reporters.

Ban told reporters last month in New York that the Burmese regime had blocked his envoy Nambiar from visiting Burma since he was appointed interim replacement for Nigerian diplomat Dr. Ibrahim Gambari in January this year.

Suu Kyi and colleagues will raise the NLD’s concerns about the continuing situation in Burma, including “the human rights of ethnic nationalities”, he said. He added that he would request that “Mr. Nambiar meets leaders of ethnic nationalities so that he can understand their situation”.

In an interview with Mizzima last month, Win Tin expressed extreme disappointment that Ban’s 2010 report to the UN General Assembly on Burma’s human rights situation failed to seriously address violations against ethnic minorities.

He is Ban's chief of staff and has replaced Ibrahim Gambari, who served as the U.N.'s envoy to Myanmar for four years but was widely criticized as being ineffective.
Media agencies

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