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Burma Independence Day

On behalf of the United States of America, I reaffirm our commitment to the people of Burma* as they mark the 76th Anniversary of the country’s independence on January 4.

The United States has long supported the people of Burma and their right to chart their own future toward a cohesive union. The military’s campaign of violence since the February 2021 coup has not dimmed the strong commitment of the people of Burma to regain their prosperity and advance the goals of freedom, peace, and justice. We mourn and honor the lives lost in this pursuit.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Burma in their resolve to bring democracy, self-determination, stability, and security to their country. The military regime must end its violence, release all those unjustly and arbitrarily detained, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and recognize the people’s desire to return to the path of progress and inclusive democracy.

Editor's Note: Independence Day (Burmese: လွတ်လပ်ရေးနေ့) is a national holiday observed annually in Myanmar every 4 January. The date celebrates Myanmar's Declaration of Independence from British rule on 4 January 1948. The Biden administration and leaders of other similarly ignorant nations believe that if you ignore a country's name because you don't like their politics that it fosters co-operation. Burma has been officially Myanmar since 1989.

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