United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is confident that Burma's military government will give international aid workers unhindered entry into the country to assist in Cyclone relief efforts.
Mr. Ban said Sunday he believes Burma will stand by a commitment made to him on Friday to open up to foreign aid workers.
The U.N. chief's comments were delivered to a one-day, international donors conference in Rangoon, where delegates pledged more than 100 million dollars in emergency relief.
Burma's Prime Minister General Thein Sein told attendees that the foreign aid is welcome as long as it is offered with "no strings attached" . He thanked the donors for their offers of aid.
No official tally of the total amount of new funds pledged has been released, but it appears to be far short of the United Nations' emergency appeal for 201 million dollars.
Several countries, including the United States, said they would provide more cyclone aid only if the military government allows international experts to have access to areas getting the relief.