Myanmar junta attempts to oust its ambassador to the United Nations

Myanmar’s military rulers have once again sought to replace their current ambassador to the United Nations, who opposes the ouster of Aung San Suu Kyi and his ouster on February 1.

In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Vona Maung Levin said that he had appointed “Ang Turin”, who left the army this year after 26 years, as Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, according to the Associated Press. The United Nations has determined.

A copy of the letter reached the Associated Press on Tuesday.

Myanmar’s foreign minister has said that Kiao Moe-tun, who has been appointed by the Sochi government and is now recognized as Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, ended his term on February 27, 2021 due to “breach of duty.”

Myanmar’s current ambassador to the United Nations called for the strongest possible action by the international community to restore democracy in Myanmar at a February 26 General Assembly meeting held weeks after the coup. He also called on all countries to strongly condemn the coup, to refuse to recognize the military regime, and to call on these military leaders to work for the results of the November 2020 elections in which Sochi’s National League for Democracy party won. Respect.

The current ambassador of Myanmar said in his speech: “We will continue to fight to build a government that is from the people, in the hands of the people and for the people.”

Previous attempts by the Myanmar military to oust Qiao Moe-tun have failed, and no action has been reported on the foreign minister’s May 12 letter.

The 193-member UN General Assembly is responsible for approving diplomats. The request for approval is first sent to a nine-member committee consisting of Cameroon, China, Iceland, Russia, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, the United States and Uruguay.

UN spokesman Farhan Haq said he had no plans to hold a meeting of the approval committee.

Meanwhile, since the riots broke out after Myanmar’s military seized power, efforts to contain the corona have been in chaos. Sochi political adviser Nian Wayne, a veteran politician, died in prison on Tuesday as a result of Corona.

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