11 May 2021
On Tuesday 11 May 2021, the leaders of the Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (BKSAP) and the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (DASE) of the European Parliament held a virtual meeting. They discussed both bilateral and regional issues of common interest by focusing on the current situation in Myanmar.
Regarding to the recent situation in Myanmar, both sides agreed upon the following:
To appreciate and fully support the agreement reached by the ASEAN on Myanmar last month and urge to immediately implement it without any delay. This agreement is a positive and important first step to begin a process of de-escalation and to return to the democratic transition in the country. Therefore, the two are committed to explore possible ways and means, especially through both regional and global parliamentary tracks, to ensure that the junta implements the agreement on substance, and not just on paper.
To condemn and express grave concern over the unfolding ruthless use of force by the military junta against pro-democracy protesters, and express the urgent need for taking swift measures to protect the life of people of Myanmar and restore democracy as well as to release immediately and without conditions all those arbitrarily detained in connection with the coup.
To encourage the UN Security Council and the entire international community to consider all possible options to end the crisis immediately, including the use of sanctions, arms embargo, asset freeze, travel bans as well as judicial actions at the International Criminal Court.