Moscow: Kyaw Zwar Minn, Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, on Monday called for the release of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, and said that the current crisis in his native country should be resolved with diplomatic efforts.
In a statement, Minn said that he discussed the situation in Myanmar after the military takeover with UK Minister of State for Asia Nigel Adams and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab during a meeting last week.
“We request the release of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint,” the ambassador said.
The ambassador added that diplomacy is “the only response” to the current “impasse”.
In addition, the diplomat said that Myanmar’s embassy in London will remain open and continue to provide assistance to the citizens of Myanmar living in the UK.
The military toppled the Southeast Asian nation’s elected government on February 1 and launched a massive crackdown on anti-coup protesters, shutting down the internet and arresting hundreds of people, including the state counselor and the president. The crackdown on protesters left more than 50 people dead.