The Burmese military junta has invited United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit Burma next month, but UN sources say he is unlikely to accept if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is convicted and sentenced to imprisonment or a further term of house arrest.
The sources say said Ban wants to make sure that any visit to Burma produces tangible results and is not used for propaganda purposes by the military junta.
Ban’s spokesperson, Michele Montas, told reporters that no decision had yet been taken on the junta’s invitation.
The UN sources said Ban would consult members of the Security Council and his Group of Friends on Burma before deciding whether to accept the invitation.
A team of UN officials is discussing with Burmese authorities details of a Ban visit to Burma. Continue reading “Ban ‘Wants Suu Kyi Freed before Visiting Burma again’”