Melbourne (Chindwin): The United States said Friday a delegation from the State Department, the White House, USAID and USUN are set to travel Southeast Asia to mainly discuss on Myanmar.
The State Department confirms that a delegation will be led by State Department Counselor Derek Chollet and will make a stop in Japan on its way home to discuss opportunities to deepen U.S engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.
The trip is a week-long visit, which will start from Sunday to next Friday.
During the media briefing, the U.S officials confirmed, “U.S will reiterate the U.S support for the people of Burma and their aspirations for freedom and democracy. The international community, including the neighboring countries that have an urgent responsibility to pressure the military regime to cease violence, to release those unjustly detained, to respect the will of the people who all yearn for a restoration of Burma to the path of democracy. And the people of Burma continue to show that they do not want to spend another day under a military dictatorship, and we’re going to continue to support them.”
In Thailand, Mr Chollet will discuss with his counterpart in order to find a way to apply pressure on Myanmar as well as to seek ways of coordinating the humanitarian efforts to assist the people of Myanmar.
The U.S has pledged more than USD 50 million in critical humanitarian assistance to Myanmar during Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s visit to Thailand in August this year.
The State Department officials said that they will not travel to Myanmar.