Madame Chair,

1. The COVID-19 crisis and continued clashes and attacks on schools, offices and civilian infrastructures nationwide, which have taken the lives of many people in Myanmar, are of much concern.  In this context, we call on all parties in Myanmar to immediately cease acts of violence, de-escalate the situation, secure unhindered humanitarian access for those in need and prioritize the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic and treatment of those infected.

At the same time, we urge concerned parties in Myanmar to immediately conduct constructive dialogue and practical reconciliation and implement the Five-Point Consensus reached at the ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in April 2021, in the interests of the people of Myanmar.

2. Toward this end, the international community should create an environment conducive to implementing the Five-Point Consensus, and share with the difficulties of Myanmar and regional players through increased humanitarian assistance and vaccine aid.

In all of these processes, fundamental principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, including the sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and unity of Myanmar, must be upheld.

 3. As a community, ASEAN and its Member States have been utilising all relevant mechanisms to assist Myanmar in a positive, peaceful and constructive manner. Currently, ASEAN has been working to expedite the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus in order to alleviate the humanitarian situation and cease the violence in Myanmar.

Therefore, we call on Council Members and the international community to continue their support for the efforts and stance of ASEAN, including through providing support and humanitarian assistance through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management.

I thank you. /.​

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