U.N. envoy Razali Ismail made his 12th visit to Burma this week, meeting with Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt, Foreign Minister Win Aung and detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
During his meetings with government officials, Mr. Razali emphasized the need for all the parties, in the name of the people of Burma, to turn over a new page, so as to make the democratic transitional process all-inclusive and credible.
A U.N. spokesman says Mr. Razali reported he was encouraged by the prime minister's expressions of commitment to implement the government's seven-step road map, starting with the reconvening of the national convention to draft a national constitution.
During his meeting with the head of the opposition National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mr. Razali is reported to have said that she and her colleagues should be released and allowed to resume political activities.
The Nobel peace laureate and other party members have been detained since the end of May, after a bloody clash between her supporters and a pro-government mob in northern Burma.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.