Burma's military government has rejected visiting U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari's call for U.N.-brokered talks with opposition groups.
A Burmese official told state television (MRTV) Gambari made the proposal during meetings Tuesday with officials.
A U.N. statement released after the meetings in the capital, Naypyidaw, made no mention of the proposal.
The United Nations said Gambari held frank and extensive exchanges (Tuesday) with Burmese officials, including Aung Kyi, who is the government's liaison with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The diplomat was unable to go ahead with a scheduled meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi. Reports indicate she received minor medical treatment at her home, where she is under house arrest.
Meanwhile, Foreign diplomats in Burma have been summoned to its remote capital of Naypyidaw to meet with Gambari Wednesday.
Gambari has been meeting with officials, as well as representatives of ethnic minority groups, in an attempt to foster a reconciliation between the military government and its opponents.
Gambari is on his second visit to Burma since a violent crackdown in September on pro-democracy protesters led by Buddhist monks.
There have been reports of just two demonstrations since the crackdown. About 50 Buddhist monks marched Saturday (in the town of Mogok), following a protest by more than 100 Buddhist monks (last Wednesday) in central Burma.
Also Tuesday, the U.N.'s special envoy on human rights in Burma, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, said the country's military authorities have invited him to visit from November 11th to 15th.
This information has been provided by reuters, al-jazeera monitored, ap, the irrawaddy, un news service, un sg noon briefing, xinhua, kyodo, mizzima, prev, file 11/4.