Burma's military government says it will explain Rangoon's plan to restore democracy to the country when it hosts an envoy from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the coming weeks.
In a newspaper report Monday, the Myanmar Times quotes Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win as saying his Malaysian counterpart, Syed Hamid Albar, will visit Burma on behalf of ASEAN as early as next month.
The visiting envoy is expected to discuss the progress of democratic reforms with Burmese leaders.
At a summit in Kuala Lumpur last week, ASEAN nations called on Burma's military rulers to take concrete steps towards democracy, and to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.
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