Countries curb diplomatic ties and weigh sanctions

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A growing number of governments are curbing diplomatic ties with Myanmar and increasing economic pressure on its military over the coup last week that erased the fragile democratic progress in the long-oppressed Southeast Asian nation.

In Brussels, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said European foreign ministers will meet Feb. 22 to review the 27-nation bloc’s relations with Myanmar and explore ways to increase economic pressure. Its options could include sanctions targeting individuals and businesses owned by Myanmar’s military as well as cuts in development assistance.

Since 2014, the EU has granted Myanmar almost 700 million euros. Borrell said the EU’s special system for granting least-developed countries duty-free and quota-free access to all products except arms and ammunition could also be reassessedis permitted for those with pretravel approval. Fully-vaccinated travellers don.

“We now need to develop a robust response to this unacceptable seizure of power, which reverses 10 years of democratic transitionincluding interprovincial collaboration to send health-care resources where they,” he said, adding that the review would examine “how closely we work with the government and its institutions from a legal, financial and technical perspectiveThe ones announced last week b, as well as the impact on beneficiaries.”

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