23 May 2008, Yangon

Remarks to the press at Hotel Sedona, Yangon, Myanmar

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for being here. This is a special occasion, in many ways, not least because my visit here is the first of an UN Secretary-General in 44 years.

I came here to give the people of Myanmar a message of hope—that the world is watching, and that the world is with you.