Myanmar/ Burma – Ms. Annick Girardin’s visit to the Women's Forum Myanmar-ASEAN (05.12.14)
The theme of this forum, which will be co-hosted by the Embassy of France in Yangon, is “The role of women in societies in transition.”
Myanmar/ Burma – Resumption of Doctors Without Borders activities (24.07.14)
France welcomes the Burmese authorities’ decision to allow Doctors Without Borders to resume its activities in Rakhine state, a region experiencing a serious humanitarian crisis.
Myanmar/ Burma – Sentencing of journalists (10.07.14)
France is concerned over the sentencing of five Burmese journalists to 10 years in prison as well as hard labor.
Myanmar/ Burma – Death of opposition leader Win Tin (21.04.14)
Win Tin, a journalist who began his career in the Agence France-Presse office in Yangon, embodied for more than 40 years the fight against oppression and the struggle for freedom alongside Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom he co-founded the National League for Democracy in 1988. He received the French Republic’s Human Rights Prize in 1998.
Myanmar/Burma – Violence against humanitarian personnel (27.03.14)
France is concerned about the violence perpetrated against UN and NGO personnel and buildings in Sittwe, in northern Rakhine state. The violence has led to the evacuation of many personnel members and the suspension of humanitarian assistance.
Myanmar – Situation in Rakhine state (12.02.14)
France is concerned at the situation in Rakhine state. Sectarian tensions are being exacerbated by the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations facing Buddhist and Muslim communities – the vast majority of whom want peace, security and development.
Myanmar – Signing of the additional protocol to the safeguards agreement with the IAEA (17.09.13)
France welcomes the signing on September 17 by Myanmar of an additional protocol to its safeguards agreement with the IAEA. The signing of this protocol supports the positive reform process under way in the country which France encourages.
Burma/Myanmar – Release of political prisoners (24.07.13)
France welcomes yesterday’s release of political prisoners in Burma as President Hollande called for during his meeting with President Thein in Paris on July 17.
Myanmar/Burma - Human Rights Watch report (22.04.13)
We have taken note of the Human Rights Watch report, which accuses the Burmese authorities of having carried out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingyas and reveals a number of disquieting facts. It is up to the Burmese authorities to shed full light on the communal violence that has been taking place in Rakhine State for a year now.
Burma – Unrest in Meiktila (22.03.13)
France is concerned by the violence that took place in the town of Meiktila which has resulted in the death of around 20 people. It extends its condolences to the people of Burma and to the bereaved. France urges the parties involved to demonstrate tolerance and restraint, and has confidence in the Burmese government to swiftly restore calm.