The United Nations says Burma has invited Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon's special envoy to make a return visit to the country next
U.N. spokeswoman Marie Okabe said Tuesday that Burma's
military government sent a letter inviting Ibrahim Gambari to visit in
Okabe said the precise date, program and objectives for the trip to the cyclone-ravaged country have not been set.
described his last visit in March as disappointing. He was able to
meet with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but not Burma's
The military government also rejected Gambari's calls for a transparent and inclusive democratic reform process.
special envoy is tasked with mediating reconciliation talks between
Burma's military government and its pro-democracy political opponents.
San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy won Burma's last
general elections in 1990. But the country's ruling generals have
refused to recognize the results of those elections and have kept her
under house arrest for 12 of the past 18 years.
Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.