International public opinion continued to express concerns about the situation in Myanmar after the military arrested government leaders, regional and state chiefs and senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party. ) last February 1. Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces Min Aung Hlaing declared state of emergency lasted for a year.
According to Kyodo news agency, on February 10, Japan and Indonesia expressed concerns about the Myanmar situation. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi expressed concern about the latest developments in the Southeast Asian country during the phone call, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan said. The two sides also agreed to work closely in dealing with the situation in Myanmar.
The ministry quoted Foreign Minister Motegi as saying that Japan would call on the Myanmar army to quickly stabilize the situation and release. State advisor Aung San Suu Kyi and other captives, as well as quickly restored political institutions democracy in Southeast Asia.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Foreign Minister stressed the importance of maintaining the security and safety of the Myanmar people as well as returning to the democratic process.
On the same day, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi also telephoned his US counterpart, Antony Blinken, within 40 minutes.
[Tư lệnh quân đội Myanmar tuyên bố không thay đổi chính sách đối ngoạị]
The two foreign ministers exchanged opinions on the basis of the Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers Meeting of the world’s leading industrialized countries (G7) on February 3 and expressed deep concerns about the current Myanmar situation. now on. The two diplomats also agreed to urge Myanmar’s armed forces to release officials, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and restore the democratic political system as soon as possible.
In addition, the two foreign ministers also exchanged views on the regional situation, which shared deeply bonded with China’s unilateral actions in the East China Sea, including the enactment of a new Law on Customs. At the same time, we agreed to continue working closely in response to the challenges facing the region and the international community.
In a related development, on February 10, US President Joe Biden said that the country would impose sanctions against Myanmar’s military.
In his speech, President Biden called on the Myanmar army to immediately release those arrested, including Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.
On the same day, Sputniknews said that the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UN) on the human rights situation in Myanmar Tom Andrews warned Myanmar’s security forces to avoid the use of excessive force during mass protests, claim that such acts may constitute international crime. He stressed that security forces, including commanders, soldiers and other security personnel, have a legal, ethical and professional obligation to protect the people of Myanmar.
In another development, according to the British news agency Reuters, announced on the social network Facebook on February 11, an official with the NLD said one of the closest advisers of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi – he Kyaw Tint Swe was arrested during a new arrest.
Kyaw Tint Swe used to hold the position of Minister in charge of the State Advisory Office in the administration of Suu Kyi, who was arrested after the February 1 coup. NLD member Kyi Toe said Kyaw Tint Swe and four others were arrested at his home.