The United States has said the military regime in Myanmar must end its violence, release those unjustly detained and allow unhindered humanitarian access.
The military regime must recognize the desire of the people for a genuine and inclusive democracy in Myanmar, said the US in a message marking the Independence Day of Myanmar.
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On behalf of the United States of America, US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken reaffirmed their commitment to the people of Myanmar as they mark the 75th Anniversary of Myanmar’s independence on January 4.
The United States has long supported the people of Myanmar and their ability to chart their own future.
"Today, Burma’s military regime stands in the way of democratic progress and the will of the people," he said.
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The military’s brutal and horrific campaign of violence has nevertheless failed to overcome the strong commitment of the people of Myanmar to forge an inclusive and democratic country, Blinken said.
"We stand in solidarity with the people of Burma in their determination to bring democracy to their country," said the US Secretary of State.