YANGON, Myanmar, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Myanmarese pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi met Friday with the military junta’s liaison minister.
No details were available of the meeting between Labor Minister U Aung Kyi and Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest.
Xinhua news agency reported the meeting had been scheduled at the state guest house in Yangon, formerly called Rangoon. It was the second time the two sides had met since Oct. 25.
Aung Kyi was appointed by the military junta in Myanmar, formerly called Burma, to start the U.N.-sponsored dialogue between the government and the opposition in the wake of the brutal crackdown in September on pro-democracy protesters, which drew worldwide condemnation.
The meetings have been made possible through U.N. Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who ended his six-day mission to Myanmar on Thursday.
Before leaving, Gambari met with Suu Kyi for about an hour, a U.N. news release said.
In a statement issued through Gambari, Suu Kyi said, “In the interest of the nation, I stand ready to cooperate with the government” to make the dialogue process a success and expressed hope a ”meaningful and time-bound dialogue” with the government leadership would soon start.