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Ban holds second meeting with Myanmar junta chief: officials

world Updated: Jul 04, 2009 10:49 IST

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met on Saturday for a second time with Than Shwe, the head of Myanmar's military junta, a day after coming away from talks empty handed, officials said.

The new talks in the capital Naypyidaw lasted about 25 minutes but there was no immediate confirmation on whether Than Shwe had agreed to let Ban visit detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, UN officials said.

Ban pushed Than Shwe to release all political prisoners and restart dialogue with the opposition when they met for two hours on Friday, the first day of the UN chief's two-day visit to the country.