The United Nations special envoy for Burma has confirmed he will visit that Southeast Asian country again the first week in June.
In an interview with the Associated Press Tuesday, Razali Ismail said he will push hard for reconciliation between Burma's military rulers and the opposition National League for Democracy.
Mr. Razali is credited with brokering landmark secret talks between the military and NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi in October 2000. The two sides achieved no breakthrough and have not talked in months.
The UN envoy told AP the process of reconciliation in Burma has sometimes been frustrating for him. He said he is committed to it, but he indicated that he might consider leaving his post at the end of the year.
The Malaysian diplomat said he expects to hold talks with both sides when he visits Burma.
Information for this report is provided by AP.