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Foreign Minister Meets UN Special Envoy on Myanmar

VGP – Viet Nam has closely followed the developments in Myanmar and taken an active part, together with other ASEAN nations, in search for the most suitable solutions for Myanmar.

April 24, 2021 2:04 PM GMT+7

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (R) meets United Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener, Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24, 2021 - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son made that above statement during his meeting with United Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener on April 24.

The UN Special Envoy expressed her concerns over loss of life in Myanmar, particularly women and children, expecting that ASEAN will take proactive measures to settle divergences and bring peace to Myanmar.

Minister Bui acknowledged efforts of the UN and Burgener in handling the situation in Myanmar, affirming Viet Nam shares deep concerns of the international community and the UN on the situation in Myanmar.

He underlined the importance of self-restraint, end of violence, humanitarian assistance and dialogue while ASEAN's centrality should be promoted in this process.

Viet Nam, as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, has strived to promote balanced and comprehensive discussions on the Myanmar situation at the UN.

The Vietnamese diplomat expressed hope that the international community, the UN and Burgener will advocate the bloc's efforts in general and Viet Nam in particular in this issue./.

By Thuy Dung