Press Releases

    SG/SM/8041
    26 November 2001

    SECRETARY-GENERAL’S SPECIAL ENVOY
    TO HELP FACILITATE MYANMAR TALKS

    NEW YORK, 23 November (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    Mr. Razali Ismail, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar, will visit Yangon from 27 November to 4 December 2001 to help facilitate the talks between the Government and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for democratization and national reconciliation in Myanmar.

    During his visit, Mr. Ismail is expected to meet with Government leaders, including Lieutenant General Khin Nyunt, Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). He is also expected to meet with senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. This will be Mr. Razali’s sixth mission to Myanmar since he was appointed as the Special Envoy in April 2000.

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