Q : Does France wish to expand European sanctions against Myanmar to include the firms owned by the Myanmar military, including MEHL, MEC and MOGE?
R : The EU foreign ministers adopted, on March 22, new individual sanctions against those responsible for the coup in Myanmar. On that occasion, they decided to expand the sanctions regime on Myanmar to include economic entities linked to the military. Discussions are ongoing to tailor the European response to the changing situation on the ground, and, if necessary, to adopt new sanctions. In this context, our goal is to target the relevant sectors while working to protect the civilian population from the effects of these sanctions.