Burma's military government has agreed to a visit by U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari during the first week of November.
The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday said Gambari, who is on a six-nation tour of Asia, will travel to Burma directly from the region.
Gambari has visited Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and India, and he flew to Beijing Tuesday. During his visits, Gambari has urged that the countries encourage Burma's military government to continue cooperating with the U.N. to address several issues, including human rights concerns.
Earlier today on Tuesday Gambari met with Indian leaders in New Delhi and said he was encouraged by India's stance on Burma.
On Monday, Burmese officials agreed to allow the U.N. special investigator for human rights, Paul Sergio Pinheiro, into Burma to learn more about the country's recent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
Burmese soldiers opened fire in Rangoon last month on thousands of peaceful anti-government protesters, including Buddhist monks.
At least 10 people were killed and thousands arrested in Rangoon and other cities. Pro-democracy activists say the death toll was much higher.
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