United Nations envoy sent to Burma to discuss the issue of child soldiers has met with the Burmese military government's prime minister.
UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, met with Lieutenant General Thein Sein today in the country's new capital of Nay Pyi Taw.
Details of the meeting were not immediately available.
Some human rights groups accuse Burma's military government and ethnic minority groups, who are fighting for more autonomy, of using children as soldiers. The government and armed opposition groups deny the allegations.
Radhika Coomaraswamy is scheduled to stay in Burma through Friday. In addition to Burmese officials, she will also meet with U.N. officials working in Burma, members of civil society and children affected by conflict.
Information for this report is provided by AP.