STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AT THE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON MYANMAR, 21 MARCH 2022
1. The crisis in Myanmar has been going on for more than a year, but the situation in the country remains volatile and continues to deteriorate.
2. We are concerned with reports of clashes between the military and opposition armed groups which continue to occur in many areas and pose as a dangerous threat to communities.
3. The people of Myanmar can no longer afford the prolongation of the conflict. The number of IDPs after the February 2021 seizure of power continues to increase following escalation of armed conflicts.
4. We call for the authorities to ensure that delivery of humanitarian assistance will entirely reach the population in need indiscriminately, including provision of assistance from ASEAN, particularly in the form of medical supplies and equipment.
5. We reaffirm our support for a more visible and enhanced role of ASEAN to support Myanmar by providing humanitarian assistance, facilitating the repatriation process, and promoting sustainable development in Rakhine State. We stress the importance of the voluntary return of displaced persons in a safe, secure, and dignified manner.
6. Immediate inclusive dialogue between relevant parties is direly needed and efforts should be taken to prepare conducive environment including by release of political detainees and protection of basic rights of the people.
7. We support efforts by the Special Envoy of the Chair of ASEAN and call for the timely and full implementation of the Five Point Consensus.
8. All parties need to find a common ground to start dialogue with one another to find political solution.
9. Indonesia’s position on this matter is a reflection of our concern for the wellbeing and democratization process in Myanmar. We therefore consistently stress the importance of a Myanmar-led and Myanmar-owned inclusive dialogue.
I thank you.