The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in Myanmar on Tuesday

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The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Myanmar (file)

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The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Myanmar on Tuesday following the country’s military coup, according to an official calendar of events.

The meeting, to be held via video conference, will take place behind closed doors, according to the calendar approved by council members on Monday.

The UN special envoy for Myanmar, the Swiss diplomat Christine Schraner Burgener, is expected to inform the council of the latest developments at the meeting.

Myanmar’s military took power in a bloodless coup on Monday and detained democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top politicians – sparking international outcry.

The UK, which holds the rotating presidency for February, had long planned to hold a meeting on Myanmar this week, but postponed it under the circumstances.

The country’s UN envoy Barbara Woodward told reporters that she hoped “to have the most constructive discussion possible about Myanmar and to consider a range of measures to respect the will of the people and the leaders expressed in the vote.” of civil society. ” “”

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“We will want to consider measures that move us to this end,” said Woodward, noting that no specific measures are currently being considered.

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party won the November elections by landslide, but the military now claims these polls were fraudulent.

Previously, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at his daily press conference: “It is important that the international community speaks with one voice.”

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