Secretary-General informs Myanmar leader of continued support for reformListen /
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continues to meet with world leaders who have gathered in New York for the annual debate in the General Assembly.
On Saturday he exchanged views with Myanmar's President Thein Sein on a range of issues, including the country's political reforms and national reconciliation.
Charles Appel reports.
Mr. Ban commended President Sein's political vision and encouraged him to continue to focus on reform and its consolidation.
The two leaders also discussed the recent outbreak of violence in Rakhine state, where communal clashes have displaced some 70,000 people.
Mr. Ban also called for concerted efforts to address the situation in Kachin, the country's northernmost state, currently rocked by internal conflict.
The Secretary-General also reaffirmed the UN's support to the reform process. Myanmar has been undergoing a series of democratic reforms since forming a new government in April 2011.
Charles Appel, United Nations