The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Counselor Derek Chollet met today in New York with Burmese UN Permanent Representative Kyaw Moe Tun. He also met with representatives of Burma’s NUG. They highlighted the importance of a swift return to democracy and rule of law in Burma, as well as respect for human rights and equality, including members of all ethnic and religious groups. They exchanged views on strengthening cooperation to assist the people of Burma to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Counselor also expressed appreciation for the NUG’s leadership and dedication to the people of Burma in the face of the horrific violence perpetrated by the Burmese military regime. Finally, he reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering support for all those working toward the peaceful restoration of Burma’s path to democracy.