Dáil debates

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

4:00 pm

Photo of Michael D HigginsMichael D Higgins (Galway West, Labour)

Has the European Union considered sending a mission to Burma? It is very clear that such a mission would be independent of the neighbouring countries and therefore would have more flexibility. It could be effective with regard to going past the point of detention to having talks addressed at reconciliation, inclusive of those who support Aung San Suu Kyi. I have in mind somebody such as Marti Atisari, an outsider, who could facilitate talks towards reconciliation. Has the European Union practically suggested the establishment of a mission to be followed by somebody with experience who is capable of delivering fruitful talks? Is that being considered by the EU at present?


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