EU will not table human rights resolution on Myanmar at UN

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The European Union praised Myanmar’s progress from the release of political prisoners to the efforts of the government to address the challenges of Rakhine State and to holding the inclusive Union Peace Conference. As a result, the EU said that it would not table a human rights resolution on Myanmar at the United Nations for the first time in 25 years, state media reported on 25 September.

Addressing the Partnership Group for Peace, Development and Democracy in Myanmar (PGM)at the United Nations General Assembly, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said that the government has taken bold measures to improve human rights and re-invigorate the peace process.

She also praised Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s progress from political prisoner to State Counsellor, saying that the transformation was a “powerful testimony to the incredible change Myanmar is going through.”

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