Secretary-General U Thant this week visited Burma at the invitation of the Burmese Government. While there he exchanged views with General Ne Win and other members of the Cabinet, spent some time with his family and paid homage at the great Shwedagon Pagoda. This was his second visit to Rangoon since he left seven years ago and his first as Secretary-General.
Secretary-General U Thant (3rd from right) is seen at Mingaladon Airport shortly after his arrival. To his right is his 81-year-old mother, Daw Nan Thaung, and to his left are Foreign Minister U Thi Han, and Foreign Office Permanent Secretary U See Tin.