Thailand's foreign minister has met with Burmese junta leader Than Shwe and reports the senior general looks "fine". The two men met Thursday in Rangoon.
Thai Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon said Than Shwe was articulate and appeared to be in good health.
Last week, rumors swept Rangoon and Bangkok that the 73-year-old Burmese leader had been ousted or was gravely ill. It took days for the government to deny the rumors.
Mr. Kantathi is the first foreign visitor known to have met him since. The Thai foreign minister made the trip promote bi-lateral relations.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.