Parliament cancels visit to Myanmar
In the light of the recent developments in Myanmar, the EP Committee on International Trade has decided to postpone its visit in the country. Its Chair, Bernd Lange (S&D, DE) said:
"The EP's International Trade Committee decided to postpone the delegation to Myanmar to an unknown date as it was clear that the current political and human rights' situation in the country, as outlined in the EP's resolution adopted on Thursday 14 September, does not allow for a fruitful discussion on a potential EU-Myanmar investment agreement. It is clear that under these conditions, the ratification of an investment agreement with Myanmar is not possible".
On Thursday 14 September, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution on Myanmar in which MEPs call upon the "military and security forces in Myanmar to immediately cease the killings, harassment and rape of the Rohingya people, and the burning of their homes". The Myanmar government "and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in particular, should condemn unequivocally all incitement to racial or religious hatred and combat social discrimination and hostilities against the Rohingya minority", urge MEPs in the text.