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DUTCH GOVERNMENT STATEMENT (mad cow
- Subject: DUTCH GOVERNMENT STATEMENT (mad cow
- From: bcn@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 27 May 1996 09:37:00
Subject: DUTCH GOVERNMENT STATEMENT (mad cows disease, part 3)
Burma Centrum Netherlands News (BCNN)
DUTCH GOVERNMENT CONDEMS ARRESTS
AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government is strongly protesting to SLORC about the
wave of arrests. "Slorc should have a dialogue with the democratic
opposition. This to work co-operate to solve the current deadlock, that will
bring Burma peace and stability that it deserves."
The Dutch statement is the next in a series of statements of the member
states of the European Union. Sofar the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy
have issued condemnations of the arrests.
The Dutch statement came late. Over the weekend just before the
NLD-congress, the Dutch government did not take a bilateral position.
Instead officials from the Dutch Foreign Ministry pointed to the statement
from the EU, that would be read to the SLORC in Rangoon by the Italian
On monday morning May 27th, it became clear to the Dutch government that
there was no statement by the EU. The EU-statement had been veto-ed by the
British, angry over the import ban on British Beef.
Later on Monday, the Dutch government released its own statement.
(Full translated text included below this news-message)
Full text of the Dutch statement:
Statement of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (original in Dutch):
SITUATION IN MYANMAR/DUTCH POSITION.
The Hague, May 27, 1996.
The Dutch government is very worried on the latest developments in Myanmar
(Burma). It protests strongly to the local autorities against the wave of
arrests among the followers of the National League for Democracy (NLD). The
NLD has in spite of that started her congress on the 26th of May.
The government calls on the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
to immediately release those arrested and to start a dialogue with the
democratic opposition. This in order to together to work on a solution to
the current deadlock, which should bring the peace and stability which it
BCN is onafhankelijke stichting. Doel: Nederlandse samenleving informeren
over Burma. Het initieert en co-ordineert aktiviteiten die democratisering
en duurzame ontwikkeling bevorderen. Het geeft een positieve bijdrage aan
een constructieve dialoog tussen de diverse groeperingen.
Paulus Potterstraat 20
1071 DA AMSTERDAM
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