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Myanmar all set to host UN Secretary-General

Updated On: Jun 18, 2009

Military ruled Myanmar is all set for a visit by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon next month as stated by foreign diplomats on Wednesday, though no such visit has been officially confirmed by the UN spokesman.

The visit of the Secretary-General will be crucial for Myanmar since the UN has repeatedly called for political reconciliation in the junta ruled state as well as for the release of pro- democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from detention.

The visit is going to further pressurize Myanmar junta to give into international pressure imposed by the UN as well as to look into the case of Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of the elections next year.

The visit is supposed to be politically delicate as Aung San Suu Kyi is currently being tried on charges of violating the terms of her house arrest, an act which has come under a lot of international backlash as well as a lot of opposition from the local supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi as they say it is as ploy by the junta to keep her out of the local election next year.
Moreover the Security Council called for the release of all political prisoners in Myanmar, including Ms Suu Kyi, and expressed concern over the 'political impact' of her trial.

The international community hopes that this visit by the Secretary General will bring about a lot more peace and stability in the country of Mayanmar

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