Myanmar (August 1, 2023)


France takes note of the announcement regarding the partial pardon granted to State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. France renews its call for the release of all of the individuals being arbitrarily detained, in keeping with UN Security Council Resolution 2669.

The ongoing detention of nearly 20,000 political prisoners does not allow the will of the Myanmar people to be sincerely, freely expressed, nor does it allow for a good-faith political process that includes all of the stakeholders, in line with ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus, for which France once again offers its support. This process must include the National Unity Government; the historic leaders of the National League for Democracy, including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi; and the ethnic organizations.