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Myanmar likely to allow US envoy meet with Suu Kyi: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, May 8, 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

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 8, 2010 - 16:47
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