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    SG/SM/7928
    31 August 2001

    SECRETARY-GENERAL’S SPECIAL ENVOY FOR MYANMAR CONFIRMS ALL PARTIES STILL COMMITTED
    TO NATIONAL RECONCILIATION

     

    NEW YORK, 30 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    Ambassador Razali Ismail, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Myanmar, concluded on Thursday his four-day mission to the country, aimed at facilitating national reconciliation and democratization in Myanmar.

    During his stay in Yangon, Ambassador Razali met with leaders of the Government, including Lieutenant General Khin Nyunt, Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), and Foreign Minister Win Aung.

    He also met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD), including Chairman Aung Shwe and Vice-Chairman Tin Oo, who were released from house arrest last Sunday, and ethnic group representatives.

    Ambassador Razali was pleased to confirm that all parties remain committed to the process of national reconciliation. He hopes that further progress in the ongoing talks between the Government and the NLD will be possible.

    The Special Envoy will report the results of his mission to the Secretary-General when he visits New York in September.

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