Press Releases

    SG/SM/8321
    1 August 2002

    SPECIAL ENVOY FOR MYANMAR TO REVISIT YANGON,
    2 - 6 AUGUST

    NEW YORK, 31 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    Razali Ismail, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar, will return to Yangon from 2 to 6 August 2002 to help facilitate the national reconciliation process in Myanmar.

    During his visit, Mr. Razali will meet with leaders of the Government, senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and some ethnic nationalities leaders.

    The Secretary-General hopes that Mr. Razali’s mission, the first since political freedom was restored to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in May, will provide the process with an added momentum so that the two sides can start their substantive dialogue in the near future.

    This will be Mr. Razali’s eighth mission since he was appointed as the Special Envoy in April 2000.

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