Sydney (Australia), Feb 9 .- The New Zealand government announced on Tuesday the suspension of all high-level political and military relations with Burma as a result of the coup d’etat perpetrated on Monday by the Army.
The measure was advanced by Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta, who indicated that New Zealand’s aid programs for Burma will not include projects managed or that benefit the military in any way.
“The rule of law and the democratic will of the people of Burma must be respected,” Mahuta said in a statement, condemning the seizure of power perpetrated on Monday by the Army, led by General Min Aung Hlaing.
Since the coup, at least 170 people have been detained, including Suu Kyi and numerous prominent members of the NLD, in political power since 2016.
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