Resolution on Democracy in Myanmar

APPF19/RES/08

19th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
23-27 January 2011

Resolution on Democracy in Myanmar

  

APPF19/RES/08

(Sponsored by Canada and New Zealand)

THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM:

  1. Acknowledges the general elections held on 7 November 2010 in Myanmar as a significant step forward in the implementation of the Seven-Step Road-Map to Democracy;
  2. Congratulates Myanmar on the recent release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi;
  3. Calls on the Parliament of Myanmar to take steps to facilitate the peaceful reconciliation of ethnic groups within Myanmar and between the government and Aung San Suu Kyi and her followers;
  4. Further calls on the government to continue the peaceful transition process to democracy in Myanmar within a definite time frame to include Aung San Suu Kyi and other political parties in the process;
  5. Reiterates their commitments to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Myanmar;
  6. Supports the continuation of the good offices mission of the UN Secretary General;
  7. Calls upon Myanmar to engage and cooperate more closely with the UN and ASEAN to improve the economic and social conditions of the people of Myanmar.


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Resolution on Democracy in Myanmar

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