External Reactions to Myanmar Coup: ‘Very Concerned’

There is a global reaction to the coup in Myanmar where Aung San Suu Kyi, the government leader and controversial Nobel Prize winner, was arrested. The army’s takeover was “deeply condemned.”

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilms “Very concerned” responds to the situation in Myanmar. “We strongly condemn the coup aimed at undermining democracy and arresting elected officials like Aung San Suu Kyi,” she said on Twitter on Monday. We will work with our European partners to determine what action to take on these actions.

Also the chief Charles Michel From the European Council strongly condemns the coup in Myanmar. On Twitter, he called on the army “to release anyone unlawfully arrested in raids across the country.” “The election results must be respected and the democratic process restored,” he added.

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep BorrellHe condemned the “Myanmar army coup” and demanded the release of the detainees. “The election results and the constitution must be respected,” he wrote on Twitter. “The people of Myanmar want democracy and the European Union is with them.”

Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres Strongly condemned the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi. The UN Security Council was scheduled to meet in the coming days. In a press release, Guterres said that the events in the Southeast Asian country “took a heavy blow to the democratic reforms in Myanmar.”

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from against at Australia It also demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and the other political leaders of her party.

at Thailand at Japan People from Myanmar took to the streets to denounce the coup.

A demonstration in front of the Myanmar embassy in Thailand.
Photo: AP
External Reactions to Myanmar Coup: 'Very Concerned'
In Japan there were also arguments against the new ruler.
Photo: Reuters

The Myanmar military said it had taken over the country due to widespread election fraud, and declared a state of emergency for a year. Former General Mint Soi was appointed as Acting President. The coup happened hours before the meeting of the newly elected parliament. Aung San Suu Kyi, through her National League for Democracy party, called on residents to “not accept” the coup.

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