The United Nations has indicated it is considering sending one of its top envoys back to Burma to discuss national reconciliation and bringing democracy to the southeast Asian country.
At a news briefing Tuesday, a U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters the U.N. is considering sending Under Secretary-General Ibrahim Gambari back to Burma perhaps later this year.
He offered no details of the possible visit. Gambari visited Burma in May and was allowed to visit pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi, who is under detention at home.
It was her first visit by a senior U.N. envoy in more than two years. Following that visit, Gambari said Burma's military government indicated it would allow the United Nations to act as a liaison between it and the opposition National League for Democracy.