UN official to meet Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 27, 2010 08:45

YANGON, Myanmar — A senior United Nations official arrived in Myanmar on Saturday to meet with both government leaders and recently released pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Nyan Win, lawyer and spokesman for Suu Kyi's now disbanded National League for Democracy, said visiting UN special representative Vijay Nambiar was to meet Suu Kyi on Saturday along with senior members of the league.

Nambiar, chief of staff for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, will also hold talks with the foreign minister and secretary-general of the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, according to diplomatic sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing diplomatic protocol.

Since her release Nov. 13 from more than seven years under house arrest, Suu Kyi has been busy meeting diplomats, UN representatives, politicians and international agencies.

The 65-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate has made it clear she plans to pursue her goal of a democratic Myanmar but has been careful not to verbally challenge the ruling junta.


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