17 January 2008
Security Council

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York



The following Security Council press statement was read out today by Council President Giadalla Ettalhi ( Libya):

Council members discussed the situation in Myanmar on 17 January with the Secretary-Generalís Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari.† They reiterated their full support for his efforts.

Council members affirmed their support for the objectives set out in the Councilís presidential statement of 11 October 2007.† They regretted the slow rate of progress so far towards meeting those objectives.

Council members underscored the importance of further progress, noting that an early visit to Myanmar by Mr. Gambari could help facilitate this.† They looked forward to continuing contacts with the special envoy and will remain seized of the issue.

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