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UN chief says Myanmar junta refuses meeting with Suu Kyi

world Updated: Jul 04, 2009 10:22 IST

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "deeply disappointed" after the chief of Myanmar's military junta on Saturday refused to let him meet pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Ban announced the decision after holding a second meeting with reclusive military supremo Than Shwe in the regime's bunker-like capital Naypyidaw on the second and final day of his visit to the country.

"I am deeply disappointed," Ban told reporters as he boarded a plane for Yangon. "It is a setback for the international community and it is a missed opportunity for the Myanmar authorities."

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