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Motegi comments on U.S. sanctions on Myanmar 

  • February 13, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei
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Saturday’s Nikkei and Yomiuri reported on remarks made to the press a day earlier by Foreign Minister Motegi on the Biden administration’s decision to impose punitive measures on top Myanmar (Burma) military officials. He was quoted as saying: “We understand these are intended to pressure Myanmar in a very limited manner. The U.S. and Japan share the goal of swiftly restoring a democratic political system in the nation.” As for Japan’s response to the coup there, he indicated a cautious view about adopting similar sanctions by saying: “We would like to coordinate closely with the U.S. and other partners while playing roles that are unique to Japan, such as lobbying the Myanmar military.” 

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