ADB concerned over situation in Myanmar

Diplomatic Correspondent

4 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is deeply concerned about the current situation in Myanmar, which could constitute a serious setback to the country’s transition and development prospects.

ADB is particularly concerned about the well-being of the people of Myanmar, given the importance of access to critical public services amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a message received from Manila on Wednesday.  ADB has been a trusted and committed partner with Myanmar as it sought to reengage with the international community.

“Together, we have made real progress towards sustainable, inclusive, and resilient growth over the last 8 years. We remain fully committed to these objectives and to supporting Myanmar’s social and economic development,” said the statement.