Quad Leaders Call on Myanmar Junta to End Violence

By The Irrawaddy 27 September 2021

Leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) on Friday called for an end to the violence in Myanmar in a joint statement.

US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday participated in the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit, hosted by Biden in Washington.

“We continue to call for the end to violence in Myanmar, the release of all political detainees, including foreigners, engagement in constructive dialogue, and for the early restoration of democracy,” the joint statement said.

The leaders also called for the urgent implementation of ASEAN’s Five Point Consensus on Myanmar.

The consensus states that there shall be an immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar and that all parties shall exercise the utmost restraint; and that constructive dialogue among all parties concerned shall commence to seek a peaceful solution in the interests of the people.

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