The G7 foreign ministers declared the use of violence against protesters protesting the military coup in Myanmar unacceptable.
|Police arrested a protester protesting the military coup in Mawlamyine, Myanmar. Photo: Reuters|
The foreign ministers of G7, which brings together the 7 countries with the largest developed economies in the world, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada on February 23rd, issued a joint statement emphasizing: “Any Those who use violence to deal with peaceful protests need to be held accountable … We still agree to condemn the coup in Myanmar. “
The G7 foreign ministers also called for the immediate and unconditional release of those captured by the Myanmar military, including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.
After the coup on February 1, the Myanmar army overthrew the civilian government, arrested many officials from the ruling party of the National Alliance for Democracy (NLD), leading to a series of mass protests. across the country.
Before G7, the foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) said on 22/2 they were ready to enforce the embargo against those directly responsible for the political upheaval in Myanmar.
On the same day, the US announced sanctions on General Maung Maung Kyaw – the Air Force commander-in-chief and General Moe Myint Tun, former Army Chief of Staff and one of the agencies overseeing the operations from the capital Naypyidaw. Washington also warned that more similar action would be taken if the Myanmar military did not “promptly restore the elected government”.
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