UN Secretary-General calls for increased involvement in Myanmar

December 11th, 2007 - 10:29 am ICT by admin  

Bangkok, 11 December, 2007 (PRD), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon met with Prime Minister and Minister of Interior General Surayud Chulanont as part of his first visit to Thailand before proceeding to a conference in Bali, Indonesia. Mr. Ban asked that Thailand take a more active role in the turmoil between protesting Burmese citizens and the military junta.

General Surayud told Mr. Ban that Thailand would help to facilitate any actions called on by the UN. The initial stance of the government though was of non-interference which is the agenda set by the ASEAN, but Thailand has helped to receive UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari between his visits to Myanmar.

Mr. Ban told the Prime Minister that the UN is planning to exert pressure on the military government of Myanmar and asked that General Surayud’s government help push the effort. The UN is working for Myanmar to return to a more democratic state.

Source : National News Bureau Public Relations Department

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