UN General Assembly: statement by Benita Ferrero-Waldner on Myanmar
End production: 26/09/2007 First transmission: 26/09/2007
In the framework of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, made a statement on Myanmar. She expressed concerns about the situation and urged the government of Myanmar to restrain maximum effort and not to be violent in any way.
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||Arrival of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy
||Benita Ferrero-Waldner (in ENGLISH) saying that they are very preoccupied about the situation in Myanmar because it seems that more and more military forces are being gathered;
it is most important that the government really exercises maximum restraint in this situation because the population is only exercising its inalienable right to assemble, to demonstrate peacefully;
she thinks the government should use the opportunity to open up an inclusive dialogue with the opposition, with the populations, with the monks, with the nuns, with the civilians that show courage; they are in dire need, so it is absolutely necessary;
again they urge the government to restrain maximum effort and not to be violent in any way