The ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) has welcomed the French Senate’s decision to recognize the Nation Unity Government (NUG) as the legitimate government of Myanmar.
ITUC General Secretary Sharon Burrow said, “Well done to the French Senate for setting precedent. We call on all governments to follow this example and recognize, without delay, the NUG as the official and legitimate government of Myanmar. It’s time for the regime to return power to legitimate, elected leaders and restore democracy in Myanmar.”
The French Senate, the upper house of the French parliament, has adopted a resolution to recognize NUG as a legitimate government of Myanmar. The resolution was unanimously adopted by all Senate members, including the one that supports the President and the government.
The resolution is known to be non-binding on the government. However, it is an important diplomatic success for the NUG, a shadow government that needs international recognition.
Currently, the Myanmar junta and NUG both make claims for credentials at United Nations (UN). But the credential decision has been deferred as Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, a supporter of the NUG remains as a permanent representative of Myanmar to the UN.