G7 Foreign Ministers strongly condemn military coup in Myanmar

Diplomatic Correspondent

3rd February, 2021 02:57:03 printer

G7 Foreign Ministers strongly condemn military coup in Myanmar

Foreign Ministers of G-7 countries have expressed deep concern by the detention of political leaders and civil society activists, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint and strongly condemned military coup Myanmar.

In a joint statement issued on Wednesday (Feb 3), the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union stand with the people of Myanmar who want to see a democratic future.

The statement reads:

We are deeply concerned by the detention of political leaders and civil society activists, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, and targeting of the media. We call upon the military to immediately end the state of emergency, restore power to the democratically elected government, to release all those unjustly detained and to respect human rights and the rule of law. The November election results must be respected and Parliament should be convened at the earliest opportunity.

The military’s restrictions on information flows are deeply concerning. Civilians, including civil society and the media, must not be subject to reprisals in any form. We also call for unrestricted humanitarian access to support the most vulnerable.

G7 Foreign Ministers recall their 2019 communique in which we restated our commitment to Myanmar’s democratic transition, peace and accountability for human rights violations and abuses.

We stand with the people of Myanmar who want to see a democratic future.


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