EU Ready to Restore Democracy in Myanmar

The European Union says it is ready to help restore democracy in Myanmar, in a statement by the High Representative on Friday.

“The European Union stands ready to support ASEAN, its Chair, its Secretary General and the Special Envoy in facilitating a constructive dialogue with all key stakeholders with a view to bringing Myanmar/Burma back to its democratic path,” read the statement by High Representative Josep Borrell. 

The bloc also recognized Myanmar’s National Unity Government, comprised of elected lawmakers who were ousted following the coup. 

“In this context, the EU welcomes the efforts of the Committee Representing the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) as well as the National Unity Government (NUG) and other pro-democracy forces working towards a peaceful resolution of the current crisis,” the statement added.

“Their voices represent the democratic wishes of the people of Myanmar/Burma and they must be key stakeholders in any genuine and inclusive political dialogue. The EU underlines the need to respect the results of the elections of 8 November 2020.”

This following the ASEAN Leaders Meeting held last week in Jakarta, to discuss the escalating situation in Myanmar, which was participated by junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing.

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