Minister Adams summons Myanmar Ambassador 22 February 2021

A Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office spokesperson said:

Today the Minister for Asia, Minister Adams, summoned the Myanmar Ambassador, Kyaw Zwar Minn, to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office for the second time this month.

The Minister for Asia condemned the response by the Myanmar Security Forces to the peaceful protests. He stressed that the use of violence and force against protesters, which has already led to death and serious injury, was completely reprehensible and must stop.

The Minister for Asia once again condemned the military coup and arbitrary detention of civilians, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, calling for their immediate release and a peaceful return to democracy.

He also said that the UK would continue to work closely with international partners to condemn the coup, support democracy and hold the military to account for their violent response to peaceful protests. We will maintain the international spotlight on human rights violations and use all diplomatic levers available.

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