A United Nations envoy is holding more talks in Burma, as he continues a mission to the Southeast Asian country aimed at forging reconciliation between its military government and pro-democracy opposition.
Envoy Ibrahim Gambari was to meet with representatives of Burma's ethnic minority groups today, Monday, in the city of Naypyitaw. He also was expected to hold talks with Red Cross officials.
Gambari is on his second trip to Burma since the military government's violent crackdown in September on pro-democracy protests led by Buddhist monks.
It is not clear if Gambari will meet with Burma's military leader Than Shwe. But he is scheduled to meet Tuesday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent most of the past decade under house arrest in Rangoon.
Gambari met Sunday with Foreign Minister Nyan Win and Labor Minister Aung Kyi, who also serves as the government's liaison to Aung San Suu Kyi.
A U.N. statement said Gambari held extensive discussions with the minister on an "agreed framework for meaningful dialogue" between Aung San Suu Kyi and the government. The statement provided no details.
This information has been provided by ap,afp,file.