United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for increased support for U.N. efforts to move forward a democratic transition in Burma.
Mr. Annan held talks on the Burma issue Wednesday with the U.N. special envoy to Burma, Razali Ismail, as well as officials from the World Bank, the U.N. Development Program and 12 countries.
Mr. Annan urged Burma's military government to allow Mr. Razali to visit as soon as possible.
Earlier Wednesday, Burmese government minister U Tin Winn told the UN General Assembly the military government is preparing for a new session of its constitutional convention. He said the government's plan is the only way to achieve democracy in Burma.
He spoke one day after the release of a U.N. report condemning Burma's human rights record.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.