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    SG/SM/9089

        22 December 2003

       

    SECRETARY-GENERAL ENCOURAGED BY COMMITMENT TO IMPLEMENT PLAN FOR DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN MYANMAR

     

     

    NEW YORK, 19 December (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

     

     

    The Secretary-General welcomes the strong support expressed for the efforts of his Special Envoy, Mr. Razali Ismail, during the one-day meeting hosted by Thailand on 15 December to help facilitate democratic transition in Myanmar. The Secretary-General is also encouraged by the com­mit­ment made by Foreign Minister Win Aung of Myanmar that the Myanmar authorities would implement their seven-step road map for the country’s democratic transition in an “all-inclusive” manner. He wel­comes the Government’s intention to reconvene the National Convention and draft a new Constitution in 2004.

     

    The Secretary-General stresses the need for his Special Envoy to be allowed to visit Myanmar as soon as possible to help facilitate the participation of all the parties concerned, including repre­sen­tatives of the National League for Democracy and national ethnic groups in Myanmar’s road map process.

     

     

     

     

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