Burmese government officials held meetings with a U.N. human rights official investigating charges of widespread rights violations by the military junta, official Rangoon radio reported.

The radio, in a broadcast late Monday, said Sadako Ogata, an independent expert on human rights from the U.N. Human Rights Commission met with officials of the Elections Commission and the Foreign Ministry.Ogata met with Elections Commission Chairman Ba Htay and other officials for "a frank and cordial exchange of views on experiences during the elections," it said.