Press Releases

    SG/SM/8703
    15 May 2003

    MYANMAR SPECIAL ENVOY TO VISIT YANGON 6-10 JUNE

    NEW YORK, 14 May (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 visit Yangon from 6 to 10 June 2003. It will be his tenth mission as Special Envoy.

    The Secretary-General hopes that the Special Envoy’s visit will reinvigorate the process of national reconciliation in Myanmar, which appears to have stalled over the past several months. He reiterates his call on both the Government and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD), to redouble their efforts to start substantive political dialogue by taking advantage of Mr. Razali’s forthcoming visit.

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