France condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed by the Burmese security forces against peaceful demonstrators, causing the death of several of them. The violence committed in Mandalay today is unacceptable.
The Foreign Affairs Council of 22 February will provide an opportunity to discuss the situation in Burma following the recent coup d’etat. The conclusions of these attacks on Burma’s democratic process must be drawn without delay. France stands resolutely alongside the Burmese people in their desire for democracy and freedom which they expressed at the ballot box.