US stands in solidarity with people of Myanmar in their resolve to bring democracy to the country: Blinken

The United States has said the military regime in Myanmar must end its violence, release all those unjustly and arbitrarily detained, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and recognize the people’s desire to return to the path of progress and inclusive democracy, reports AP.

“We stand in solidarity with the people of Burma (Myanmar) in their resolve to bring democracy, self-determination, stability, and security to their country,” US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken said.

In a message marking Myanmar’s Independence Day, Blinken said, “On behalf of the United States of America, I reaffirm our commitment to the people of Burma as they mark the 76th Anniversary of the country’s independence on January 4.”

The United States has long supported the people of Myanmar and their right to chart their own future towards a cohesive union.

“The military’s campaign of violence since the February 2021 coup has not dimmed the strong commitment of the people of Burma to regain their prosperity and advance the goals of freedom, peace, and justice,” Blinken said in his message.

“We mourn and honor the lives lost in this pursuit,” Blinken added.

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