London, May 15 : British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that the United Nations is to organise an emergency summit on the Myanmar cyclone disaster, and added that it would be held in Asia.
"I understand that this emergency summit will be convened by the UN secretary-general with the Asian group of countries and in the region and I think that is great progress," he told reporters here.
Citing developments in the last few hours, Brown said that Asian countries are being invited by the Burmese government to provide aid and aid workers through these countries into Burma.
Brown, speaking at his monthly press conference, gave no more details about the Myanmar summit.
He had said on Wednesday that he had urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to organise such a summit.