The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has observed that on several occasions some diplomats from Foreign Missions, officials from the Offices of the United Nations, its specialized agencies and International Organizations, government officials and legislators from foreign countries have been issuing remarks/ statements regarding Myanmar’s domestic political developments based on sweeping allegations, distorted and biased information emanating from unverifiable sources, anti-government and terrorist groups in Myanmar. Moreover, on some occasions, some foreign officials and legislators have made contacts and communications with representatives of the unlawful and terrorist associations – the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), the National Unity Government (NUG) and their subordinates, and extended support, inter alia, by allowing the establishment of representative offices in their territories and the adoption of resolution at Parliaments in support of these terrorist groups.
In light of the above circumstances, the Ministry wishes to underscore the fact that such contacts and communications made by some foreign government officials and parliamentarians with those terrorist groups and allowing the terrorists to open their establishments in respective territories could give rise to abetting terrorism, hamper the Government’s efforts to establish a genuine and discipline-flourishing multiparty democratic system in Myanmar, and also lead to the interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state. Such activities could also be tantamount to breaching the international counter-terrorism laws and practices.
The Ministry also wishes to refer to its previous official correspondences made to the diplomatic and the UN missions as well as to relevant authorities of countries having communications with those terrorist groups, by expressing strong protests and repeatedly reminding and advising them not to communicate, contact and support those terrorists and their affiliates to use their territories to carry out any illegal activities or terrorist acts against Myanmar, and to take all necessary preventive measures including investigation and legal actions against those terrorists and elements.
The Ministry reiterates Myanmar’s consistent position of condemning terrorism and extremism in all their forms and manifestations and reaffirms its determination to take legal actions under existing laws against those committing terrorist acts. The Ministry sincerely hopes that the international community will not condone terrorism and extremism, and will join hands with Myanmar in the fight against all forms of terrorism.