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UN Chief Meets Thein Sein With Burma’s Communal Violence in Mind

11 October 2013

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Burma’s President Thein Sein on Friday following the Asean Summit in Brunei, with the UN chief saying ahead of the talk that he would express his concern over the communal violence that has plagued Burma for more than a year, Xinhua news agency reports. The meeting comes in the wake of a ceremonial passing of the Asean chairmanship gavel to Thein Sein on Thursday. Burma will lead the 10-nation regional bloc for the first time next year. “Myanmar has been undergoing an unprecedented reform process, which the United Nations fully supports, however I remain concerned about ongoing communal violence,” Ban was quoted as saying.