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Alignment to a Declaration on Burma

Norway has aligned itself to a Declaration on the evolution of the situation in Burma.

28/09/2007 :: The Declaration text:

The European Union is very concerned by the latest reports from inside Burma/Myanmar which suggest that the authorities are moving military forces to city centres.

We reiterate our call on the authorities in Burma/Myanmar not to use violence against people who are committed to non-violence, and to pursue genuine reconciliation and negotiation.

We also call on all those with influence over the military government to bring that influence to bear to ensure that the authorities respond in a non-violent manner. The EU further underlines to the authorities in Naypyidaw that it will not hesitate to reinforce and strengthen the existing sanctions regime, should they resort to using violence against the unarmed and peaceful demonstrators.

The Candidate Countries Turkey, Croatia* and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Armenia and Georgia align themselves with this declaration.

* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.

The Declaration on the Counsil's web site.

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