Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls UN envoy visit encouraging

Yangon: Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi says she is encouraged after meeting with the UN human rights envoy to Myanmar.

Suu Kyi says today's 90-minute meeting in Yangon with Tomas Ojea Quintana and leaders of her disbanded National League for Democracy focused on Myanmar's more than 2,000 political prisoners and other human rights issues.

She says Quintana has a "genuine will to help improve human rights conditions in Myanmar."

Quintana says he has had "fruitful meetings" with government ministers and representatives of political parties.

His five-day visit to Myanmar is his first since a nominally civilian government took power in March. He was refused a visa for over a year.