SECRETARY-GENERAL DISAPPOINTED BY MYANMAR’S REJECTION OF RESIDENT COORDINATOR

2 November 2007
SG/SM/11253

SECRETARY-GENERAL DISAPPOINTED BY MYANMAR’S REJECTION OF RESIDENT COORDINATOR

2 November 2007
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11253
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General disappointed by myanmar’s rejection of resident coordinator


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General is disappointed by the message from the Government of Myanmar stating that it would not want the Resident Coordinator, Charles Petrie, to continue to serve in Myanmar.


The Secretary-General has full confidence in the United Nations country team and its leadership and appreciates their contribution to the improvement of the socio-economic and humanitarian conditions for the people of Myanmar.


The Secretary-General has instructed the Special Adviser, Ibrahim Gambari, to convey his views directly to the authorities when he visits the country beginning tomorrow, 3 November.


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