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November 15, 2007

MYANMAR-UN :Politics
Britain welcomes positive UN report on Myanmar 

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Wednesday welcomed the positive UN report on Myanmar, but said major steps need to be taken to ensure that the people of Myanmar have their voice heard about their own future.

    "The eyes of the world are still on the situation in Burma. We welcome the report of Ambassador Gambari to the UN Security Council yesterday. The signs of progress are welcome but there remain major steps that need to be taken to ensure that the people of Burma have their voice heard about their own future." Miliband said in a statement.

Miliband said that Britain, as a permanent member of the Security Council and as a concerned nation, would continue to play its part in ensuring that the crisis in Myanmar is resolved.

 On Tuesday, UN special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari delivered a positive report of his latest trip to the Southeast Asian country, saying it has reached "a number of positive outcomes."

 Briefing the 15-member Security Council on his latest mission to the country, Gambari said his trip did not produce all the results he had hoped for, but there had been some positive outcomes. 

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