Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Nay Pyi Taw / November 28, 2021
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has learnt that on 26 November 2021, some countries including the United States of America have issued a joint statement regarding the situation in Myanmar. It is observed that the joint statement contained sweeping and groundless accusations against the Tatmadaw such as human rights violations and disproportionate use of force.
The Ministry underscores that facts expressed in the joint statement are totally groundless and merely sweeping allegations emanating from groups who are committing terrorist acts or opposing the Government. The Myanmar security forces exercise utmost restraint and only use minimal and befitting force when performing their main duty of ensuring peace, stability, security and rule of law of the country.
Failure and negligence to mention, to condemn and to call for cessation of terrorist activities including the acts of jeopardizing peace and stability, disrupting rule of law and administrative mechanisms and killings of innocent civilians increasingly committed by those terrorist groups clearly demonstrate that the joint statement is a one-sided and biased one.
Ministry strongly objects the joint statement issued with the political motives as the contents of the statement were not only flawed and biased but also meddled the internal affairs of a sovereign State.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nay Pyi Taw
Dated, 27 November 2021