Myanmar likely to allow US envoy meet with Suu Kyi: Official
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 08, 2010, 16:47
Yangon: Myanmar's ruling junta is likely to allow US envoy Kurt Campbell to meet with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, paving the way for him to visit the country next week, an official said to a news agency on Saturday.

Campbell, the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, met with the detained Nobel peace laureate in Yangon last November when he became the highest-ranking American official to visit Myanmar in 14 years.

A State Department official said Friday that Campbell would only go ahead with a planned trip to military-ruled Myanmar if he was again allowed to see Aung San Suu Kyi and other opposition members.

Myanmar officials said to a news agency that Campbell is scheduled to spend three days in Myanmar next week, including talks Monday with members of the decision-making committee of Suu Kyi's disbanded party, the National League for Democracy.

"He will meet with nine central executive committee members on Monday. He's also likely to meet with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on that day. But it's not confirmed yet," one official said on condition of anonymity.

They said that Campbell is also scheduled to travel to Myanmar's remote capital Naypyidaw to meet with members of the regime, before returning to the country's main city Yangon.


First Published: Saturday, May 08, 2010, 16:47

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