Ban Ki-moon will later this week head to Myanmar, which he said is at a “critical” moment in its transition, preceded by an official visit to India.
“Myanmar is only at the beginning of its transition. Many challenges lie ahead. Many concerns have yet to be addressed. Yet I am convinced that we have an unprecedented opportunity to help the country advance toward a better future,Speaking after a meeting of his Group of Friends on Myanmar, the Secretary-General noted that there have been “encouraging” political and economic reforms over the past year-and-a-half in the South-east Asian nation, including recent landmark elections and important steps toward reconciliation.