Security Council Press Statement on Myanmar

22 May 2009
Security CouncilSC/9662
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York



The following Security Council press statement on Myanmar was read out today by Council President Vitaly Churkin ( Russian Federation):

The members of the Security Council express their concern about the political impact of recent developments relating to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

The members of the Security Council reaffirm, in this context, their statements of 11 October 2007 and 2 May 2008 and, in this regard, reiterate the importance of the release of all political prisoners.  The members of the Security Council reiterate the need for the Government of Myanmar to create the necessary conditions for a genuine dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all concerned parties and ethnic groups in order to achieve an inclusive national reconciliation with the support of the United Nations.

The members of the Security Council affirm their commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Myanmar and, in that context, reiterate that the future of Myanmar lies in the hands of all of its people.

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