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UNSC to hold emergency meet on Myanmar, following military coup


United Nations, Feb 02: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday over the situation in Myanmar, following a coup by the military.

UNSC to hold emergency meet on Myanmar

The meeting will be held behind closed doors and will take place through video-conferencing, says the calendar, which as approved by the council members on Monday.

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The UN special envoy for Myanmar, Swiss diplomat Christine Schraner Burgener is expected to brief the council on the latest developments. In a bloodless coup, the Myanmar military seized power while detaining the democratically elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi and other top leaders.

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    Britain's UN envoy, Barbara Woodward told reporters that she hoped to have a constructive discussion on Myanmar and look at the range of measures, with the idea of respecting the people's will expressed in the vote and releasing the civil society leaders.

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