For Immediate Release

Office of Press Relations


The following is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:

Today, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with Aung Myo Min, Human Rights Minister, National Unity Government of Burma, to discuss the ongoing crisis in Burma and efforts to support the restoration of Burma’s path to inclusive democracy.

Deputy Administrator Coleman reinforced U.S. support to the pro-democracy movement, including the National Unity Government (NUG) of Burma. She also underscored USAID’s commitment to stand with the people of Burma and promote democracy, as well as justice and accountability for the genocide and acts of horrific repression committed against Rohingya and the violence against activists and peaceful protestors by Burma’s military. She noted the centrality of human rights as underpinning the U.S. Government’s relationship with the NUG and thanked Aung Myo Min for persistent joint efforts to advance human rights for all people in Burma, including all ethnic and religious populations. They discussed steps to continue to support the NUG and other pro-democracy groups and the people of Burma’s brave efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

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