I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Nordic-Baltic countries.
We strongly support the work of the High Commissioner and her office, and thank for the written update.
The Nordic-Baltic countries continue to condemn the military coup in the strongest terms. We call upon the Myanmar military leadership to end the state of emergency and serious human rights violations, to immediately release all those arbitrarily detained, to end discrimination of persons belonging to ethnic and religious minorities, sexual and gender-based violence, to ensure safe and unhindered humanitarian access and to fully respect and protect human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.
We echo the High Commissioner and urge to ensure accountability for any international crimes and human rights violations and abuses, and work with all stakeholders towards national dialogue. We also urge Myanmar to fully cooperate with the UN human rights and international mechanisms.
In our view, effective and meaningful implementation of the ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus is important for the country’s way forward.
We stand in solidarity with Myanmar people and voice their aspirations for a democratic development, peace and stability.