U.S. Commitment to values-based global leadership and Condemning Myanmar Military Coup:

MARCH 18, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

Today, President Joe Biden hosted Permanent Representatives from the UN Security Council, where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to values-based global leadership and re-engagement with international institutions, in particular the United Nations. The President reiterated the importance of working with global partners and through multilateral institutions to end the pandemic, improve global health security, and ensure that our nations drive an equitable and sustainable economic recovery. President Biden also announced to the gathering that the United States intends to formally join the United Nation’s Group of Friends on Climate and Security.

On March 19, 2021 The House on Friday passed a resolution condemning a military coup in Myanmar by an overwhelming margin, with most Democrats and Republicans voting for it.

The resolution condemns the Myanmar military’s seizure of power last month and its detention of a number of the nation’s elected civilian leaders, labeling the development a “direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the rule of law.”

The resolution also calls for the Biden administration to impose new sanctions and restrictions on the military junta until power is restored to the elected parliament.

“Today, I voted to condemn the military coup in Burma,” tweeted Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.). “What’s going on there is pure evil. Senseless violence, military rule, and imprisoning political opponents all fly directly in the face of the democratic values we cherish as Americans.”

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