Paris condemns escalation of violence in Myanmar
Burma/Myanmar – Press briefing by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (excerpt)
Paris, 1 March 2021
France utterly condemns the escalation of violence by Myanmar’s security forces, which resulted in a significant number of deaths and injuries among peaceful demonstrators. It calls for an immediate end to this violence.
France is working with its EU partners on new restrictive measures against those responsible for the coup and supports the mediation efforts of the ASEAN countries. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, has spoken in recent days with several of his counterparts in the region about this issue.
France stands alongside the people of Myanmar in their efforts to defend democracy, human rights and respect for the rule of law. (...)./.