United Nations special envoy to Burma, Razali Ismail, says he plans to visit Rangoon next month and is encouraged by the commitment of its military rulers to implement democratic reforms.
The Malaysian diplomat told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today (Friday) that the United Nations is encouraged by the new prime minister General Khin Nyunt, even though reforms are moving slowly forward.
Four months ago, Khin Nyunt announced a road map for restoring democracy, outlining a path to establishing a new government. On Monday, Burmese Foreign Minister Win Aung told an international forum in Bangkok that Burma plans to launch reforms next year which eventually will lead to free elections.
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