Aung San Suu Kyi to meet UN official in Myanmar


A senior UN official is to meet with Myanmar’s freed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a two-day visit to Yangon this weekend.  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's chief of staff, Vijay Nambiar, will also hold talks with the leader of the army-backed party that has claimed victory in this month's election.


Suu Kyi was released from seven straight years of house arrest on 13 November, less than a week after a poll that her party boycotted because of rules that appeared to exclude her from participating.

A source at her National League for Democracy (NLD) party, which has been officially disbanded because of its decision to boycott the election, also confirmed the planned meeting between Nambiar and Suu Kyi.

The visit follows tension between Myanmar’s regime and the United Nations in the run-up to the vote.

Earlier this month a UN General Assembly committee passed a resolution condemning human rights violations in Myanmar, which the country called "seriously flawed".

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