Friday, 19 June 2009

European Council Conclusions Declaration On Burma

The European Council calls for the immediate unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi, who has tirelessly defended universal values of freedom and democracy. Unless she is released, with all other political prisoners, the credibility of the 2010 elections will be further undermined. The EU will respond with additional targeted measures. We urge Burma/Myanmar to embark on a genuine transition to democracy bringing peace and prosperity to its people.

In this regard the European Council welcomes the clear calls from neighbouring countries for a free, fair and inclusive political process. Moreover, the EU reiterates its strong support for the UN Good Offices Mission and for the personal engagement of the Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, including his early visit to Burma/Myanmar.