UN affirms support to MyanmarListen /
The United Nations will continue to support Myanmar as it addresses political, humanitarian and development challenges, a senior UN official told journalists in New York on Friday.
Vijay Nambiar, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General, spoke to the press following a meeting of ministers from countries known as the Group of Friends on Myanmar.
"At the meeting today, we have discussed recent developments and the overall reform process in Myanmar. We have taken note of the progress made by the government of Myanmar since the previous high-level meeting of the Group of Friends on Myanmar in September last year. We hope it will continue and result in the strengthening of democratic institutions and forging of peace with all ethnic and religious groups in the country." (Duration: 24″)
The Group of Friends of the Secretary-General on Myanmar was established in December 2007.
Its membership consists of 14 countries: Australia, Indonesia, Russia, United States, China, Japan, Singapore, Viet Nam, France, Norway, Thailand, India, Portugal and the United Kingdom.