WASHINGTON: On Wednesday, 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, released a joint press statement over the political unrest in Myanmar.
According to the official press release of U.S State Department spokesperson, U.S and 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, are united in condemning the coup in Myanmar.
While expressing deep concern over the situation of Myanmar, spokesperson emphasized that, “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”.
Spokesperson stated that, “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 spokesperson said.
Calling for humanitarian assistance, State Department spokesperson said that, 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, spokesperson said.
Additionally, the spokesperson also remarked that 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.
While concluding, U.S State Department stressed that, “We stand with the people of Myanmar who want to see a democratic future”.