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Gambari holds second meeting with NLD

Aug 22, 2008 (DVB), United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari met National League for Democracy executive committee members today for the second time, according to NLD information team member Dr Win Naing.

Dr Win Naing said the NLD members, led by party chairman U Aung Shwe, discussed the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners with the special envoy.

The meeting was held at a government guest house.

The release of political prisoners was the first item on the agenda Gambari set out for his visit.

He told NLD leaders at a meeting on Wednesday that his other objectives were to negotiate for direct dialogue between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and regime leaders, to improve Burma's failing economy and to appoint a communications officer based in Burma.

But Dr Win Naing said he was unable to reveal the substance of the meeting because the discussions are still ongoing.

The NLD leaders agreed to discuss the topic further with the envoy, but Dr Win Naing said a time for this has not yet been set.

Dr Win Naing added that NLD leaders were relatively pleased with the opportunity they had had to hold discussions with Gambari, but said they were dissatisfied that Gambari has not yet met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during this visit.

Reporting by Khin Hnin Htet

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