UN Ban arrives in Myanmar
Laaska News Apr.30, 2012
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Myanmar. Ban Ki-moon was welcomed by Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin in the capital Naypyidaw on Sunday.
Ban will give a speech before the country’s parliament on Monday and will show the international community’s support for Myanmar’s democratic reforms. Ban will be the first foreign leader to give a speech in the parliament. He will call on the country to stay on the track toward democracy.
Ban is scheduled to meet with President Thein Sein on Monday.
Ban will also visit Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time and will discuss what kind of support Myanmar wants from the United Nations.
The European Union decided last week to suspend most of its economic sanctions against Myanmar for a year, but left an arms embargo in place.
Many Western countries are now trying to support Myanmar’s democratic reforms by improving their ties with the country.
Monday, April 30, 2012.