Statement on the situation in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, 11 March 2021

Statement on the situation in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, 11 March 2021

11 Mar 2021

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As a next-door neighbour sharing a long common border, with Myanmar and Thai peoples having close interaction in many aspects, Thailand continues to follow developments in Myanmar with much concern. As with other countries, we are saddened by the loss of lives and sufferings of the people of Myanmar due to escalating violence in the country.

Thailand reiterates the statements made by Brunei Darussalam as ASEAN Chair on 1 February 2021 and 2 March 2021, which called on all sides in Myanmar to exercise utmost restraint as well as flexibility. We call for de-escalation of the situation and release of detainees. We also urge all parties concerned to seek a peaceful solution for Myanmar and its people through dialogue via any constructive channels.  

Thailand supports ASEAN’s readiness to assist Myanmar, an ASEAN family member, in a positive, peaceful and constructive manner.