Singapore says Burma's military rulers should build on last week's visit by a United Nations envoy by working closely with the international community.
Singapore's Foreign Ministry released a statement today-Monday expressing happiness that senior UN official Ibrahim Gambari met with detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during his visit.
Burma's government allowed the Nigerian envoy to meet Aung San Suu Kyi for about an hour Saturday. The pro-democracy leader has long been under house arrest in Rangoon.
Singapore says it hopes Burma will make "further progress" in its relations with the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. The island-state also reiterated ASEAN's call for Aung San Suu Kyi to be released as soon as possible.
Her last meeting with a foreign diplomat was in March 2004, with Malaysia's Razali Ismail, who was then a special UN envoy for Burma.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.