Ban Ki-moon is a member of “The Elders” group of world leaders based by Nelson Mandela, which works to advertise peace and defuse conflicts.
Former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Myanmar, state media reported, because the bloody battle engulfing the nation spirals.
Myanmar media gave no particulars of Ban’s go to, however he’s a member of “The Elders” group of world leaders based by Nelson Mandela, which works to advertise peace and defuse conflicts.
Ban and his crew “arrived in Naypyidaw by air yesterday night”, the state-run International New Mild of Myanmar reported on Monday.
He was met by the deputy ministers for defence and overseas affairs, the newspaper mentioned, with out offering particulars.
A bulletin on state-run TV confirmed Ban waving for the cameras as he arrived on the airport, accompanied by a number of officers.
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Makes an attempt for peace
Diplomatic efforts to finish the disaster unleashed by the army’s 2021 coup have stalled, with the junta ignoring worldwide criticism of its brutal crackdown on dissent and refusing to interact with its opponents.
Ban, who additionally served as South Korean overseas minister, travelled to Myanmar a number of instances throughout his time as UN secretary basic, with various levels of success negotiating with the generals.
In 2009 he visited to stress then junta chief Than Shwe to launch Aung San Suu Kyi, however the basic overtly snubbed his makes an attempt to go to the pro-democracy figurehead.
In 2016, with Suu Kyi out of jail and serving as Myanmar’s de facto civilian chief, he returned to solidify worldwide help for her push to signal peace agreements with the nation’s myriad ethnic insurgent teams.
Suu Kyi was detained once more in the beginning of the 2021 coup, which plunged the nation into tumult and tanked the financial system.
UN particular envoy for Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer requested a gathering with Suu Kyi throughout her go to to the nation in August final yr.
The army rebuffed the request and Heyzer later vowed she wouldn’t go to the nation once more except she was allowed to satisfy the Nobel laureate.
The junta wrapped up a sequence of closed-court trials of Suu Kyi in December, jailing her for a complete of 33 years in a course of rights teams have condemned as a sham.
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