Myanmar opposes publication by embassies of joint statement on fighting in Kayin state

The Foreign Ministry opposes embassies that issued a joint statement on the shootings in Kayin state, which interfered in the host country’s internal affairs, according to the state newspapers report on Dec. 27.

Western embassies based in Yangon issued a joint statement on December 24 regarding the ongoing clashes in Kayin State. The statement added that security forces were attacking civilians and other allegations.

The Foreign Ministry sent a diplomatic letter to embassies on December 26 stating that the contents of their statement were based on unverified information based on government opponents, terrorists and insurgents. The state newspaper quoted the statement as saying that the unilateral dissemination of unfounded information and allegations violated the provisions of the United Nations Charter and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and warned against doing so and s is opposed to the declaration because it is hampered in the internal affairs of the host country.

The embassies issued a joint statement on the Kayin State incident, opposed by the Foreign Ministry, include Australia, Canada, the EU Embassy in Myanmar, the embassies of EU Member States such as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden, as well as New Zealand, Norway , Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

A joint statement issued by the ambassadors of those countries to Myanmar, the charge d’affaires and the head of mission said that recent attacks on civilians in Kayin State, including the use of heavy artillery, are violent international humanitarian law and must cease. The attacks have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. He called for an immediate end to attacks in Kayin State and across the country and for the safety of all civilians in accordance with international law.

In a statement released by the United Nations Security Council on November 10, they also called for full and safe access to all humanitarian assistance to all those in need, and the full protection of humanitarian and medical personnel. , as well as for the safety and security of persons.