I told Senior General Than Shwe that the international community wants to help Myanmar to achievedemocracy, national reconciliation, durable peace and sustainable development. And I emphasized that neither peace nor development can thrive without democracy and respect for humanrights. I outlined my proposals for progress. I told Senior General Than Shwe that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners should be released without delay and allowed to participate freely in the political process. I said I wanted to see resumption of substantive and time-bound dialogue between the government and AungSan Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy at the higher level of engagement. I set out detailed criteria for a conducive environment for free and fair elections in 2010. Only then will theelections be seen as credible and legitimate. I have urged them to publish as soon as possible the electoral law and establish an electoral commission and seta date or month for the election in 2010. I discussed the establishment of a broad-based national economicforum to address Myanmar’s development needs. I also discussed the practical issues related to humanitarian assistance, especially the swift issuance of visas. I discussed, as well, the expansion of humanitarian assistance beyond the Delta area. These are all areas where I expect the Myanmar government to demonstrate progress in the very near future. Finally, before I left for the airport, I spoke to an audience of Myanmar senior government officials, diplomats,local and international non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies. It was a huge gathering. Idelivered a wide-ranging speech setting out my messages for Myanmar – on national reconciliation, humanrights and democracy, on humanitarian assistance and on economic progress. Today, before I came here, I had a meeting with the Prime Minster of Thailand and I briefed my visit toMyanmar, and I’m going to continue to engage with the members of the group of friends on Myanmar. My special adviser Mr. Gambari, upon his return to New York, is going to convene the group of friends on Myanmarand brief the members there that we will continue to follow up with the Myanmar authorities on the progress of the issues which I have discussed with the Myanmar authorities. I again thank you for your attention and will welcome a few questions. Thank you very much.
Simon Montlake(Christian Science Monitor): Is it fair to say that you are coming away with nothing fromthis trip? It seems like you are going back to New York with absolutely no concessions from the Myanmar Government on any of the points you raised.