G-7 countries have asked the military in the country to immediately end the state of emergency and restore power to the democratically-elected government. G-7 countries comprising of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US along with the High Representative of the European Union issued their first joint statement on the military coup in Myanmar.
Myanmar’s military earlier took control of the country for one year and detained top political figures, including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “We are deeply concerned by the detention of political leaders and civil society activists, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, and targeting of the media,” the joint statement said.
“We call upon the military to immediately end the state of emergency, restore power to the democratically elected government, to release all those unjustly detained and to respect human rights and the rule of law,” the statement said.