UNITED NATIONS – External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday met UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer and discussed the situation in Myanmar.
“Glad to receive Dr Noeleen Heyzer, UNSG’s Special Envoy on Myanmar. Appreciate her perspectives and support her efforts,” Jaishankar tweeted.
Since the military illegally seized power in a coup in February 2021, widespread protests demanding restoration of democracy have been raging all over the country in Myanmar.
Junta military has been using airstrikes targeting its opponents and those carrying out armed revolution against the military junta.
Last month, India called for cessation of violence in Myanmar, days after the junta military launched airstrikes on Pazigyi Village in Kanbalu Township of Sagaing Division that killed around 180 civilians.
Myanmar is one of India’s strategic neighbours and it shares a 1,640-kilometre-long border with a number of northeastern states of India including Nagaland and Manipur.