Timor-Leste condemns expulsion of Timorese diplomat and reiterates its solidarity with the Myanmar people

Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Ninth Constitutional Government

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Press Release

Timor-Leste condemns expulsion of Timorese diplomat and reiterates its solidarity with the Myanmar people

The 9th Constitutional Government condemns the Myanmar Military Junta’s decision to expel the Timorese Charg√© d’Affaires from the country.

Timor-Leste, in line with the positions taken by ASEAN and the United Nations, reiterates the importance of supporting all efforts for the return of democratic order in Myanmar and expresses its solidarity with the Myanmar people while urging the military Junta to respect human rights and seek a peaceful and constructive solution to the crisis.

Since the military coup in February 2021, the situation in Myanmar has been a cause for global concern. The military Junta took power, annulling the results of democratic elections and triggering a series of humanitarian, economic and political crises. The international community, including Timor-Leste, continues to call for a peaceful resolution to the crisis and respect for the fundamental rights of the Myanmar people.

The Spokesperson for the 9th Constitutional Government, Minister Agio Pereira, stated that “the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste remains firm in its conviction that only through dialogue and respect for the will of the people can a peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis in Myanmar be achieved”. It reiterated its “appeal to the international community to join forces to promote the restoration of democratic order and human rights in the region”. END

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