Vice President’s Opening Remark
Esteemed Mr. Ishibashi and all the Members of Parliament, I sincerely thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to meet us today.
First of all, on behalf of the people of Myanmar, I would like to express our deep gratitude to the people of Japan for your continued support for our country and people.
Additionally, our government and people will always remember and honor Mr. Ishibashi’s support and most recently Mr. Yuki Kitazumi’s efforts to show the world what’s happening inside our country and standing together with the people of Myanmar. Mr. Kitazumi, my brother, you have set a great example of standing up against injustice for the people of Myanmar. We hope the Government of Japan will do the same.
Burma’s democratization journey has been shattered by a coup d’état led by Min Aung Hlaing’s military group since February 1, 2021. The people of Myanmar have been fighting against this military seized power for more than three months now.
Within these three months, thousands of people have been cruelly killed in the hands of the terrorist military group, and more than 5,000 have been unjustly detained. The sacrifices of our people during this revolution have been nothing short of courageous and resilient given how our country was deeply troubled by the disruptive dictatorship.
However, as a result of the coup, the unity among the people of Myanmar has become stronger than ever before. The will of the people and the will to oppose this dictatorship will be a great force to abolish the dictatorship in our country.
The main goal of establishing our National Unity Government (NUG) is to bring peace, stability and genuine Federal Democracy to our people. The NUG is the only government recognized and accepted by the people and requests to be recognized and acknowledged by the international community in a similar manner, including the Government of Japan. In order to meet our country’s goals, we urgently need the recognition and support from the international community. Therefore, we believe that today’s meeting with the esteemed members of Japanese parliament is a great start for that journey and we hope for great results from today’s meeting. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to meet with us today.