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Vietnam calls for dialogue towards satisfactory solution in Myanmar

 Vietnam has called on relevant parties in Myanmar to restrain and hold dialogues to find out a satisfactory solution in line with the nation’s Constitution and law, as well as the will and aspirations of Myanmar people, thereby facilitating the democratic process.

A Vietnamese representative made the call while attending a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on March 10.

The representative emphasized the need to end violence, stabilise the situation and ensure safety for civilians.

Vietnam also informed participants on ASEAN’s efforts in promoting dialogues and seeking a solution to the issue, adding that ASEAN is willing to assist Myanmar in a goodwill manner and in accordance with purposes and principles of the ASEAN Charter.

At the meeting initiated by the UK, the UNSC expressed its concern about violence in Myanmar and affirmed support for the democratic process and respect for fundamental freedom rights of the people, and the rule of law.

The UNSC also encouraged peaceful dialogues and mediations in conformity with the will and benefits of the Myanmar people.

The UNSC strongly backed the role and efforts of ASEAN, its willingness to assist Myanmar and the release of the ASEAN Chair’s Statement, which recalls the purposes and principles of the ASEAN Charter, calling for restraint and seeking a peaceful resolution through constructive dialogues and practical mediations.

The Council also voiced support for the mediatory role of the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar, recommending the Envoy to continue keeping in touch with stakeholders and visit Myanmar in the coming time.

Regarding the humanitarian situation, the UNSC called on Myanmar to ensure safe and unhindered humanitarian access, voicing its concern that the situation may worsen challenges in Rakhine State, including the safe, voluntary and sustainable repatriation of refugees.

It reaffirmed its support for the people of Myanmar and commitment to back sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and unification of Myanmar./