These latest measures are usually complementary to broader ASEAN efforts and its Five-Point Consensus on Myanmar. These sanctions are in line with Canada’s commitments under its Indo-Pacific Strategy, including promoting peace, resilience and security, plus upholding democracy and human rights. Within two years, the regime has totally reversed a decade of democratic progress, plunging the country into political, economic and humanitarian education crises, killing thousands of men, women, and children, detaining many thousands more, and driving the displacement of more than one million. The worsening crises in Myanmar still undermine peace, prosperity, and stability for the country’s nearby neighbours and the broader region. The particular sanctions announced today, within coordination with our international companions, including the United Kingdom and the Usa, respond to the ongoing repression of the people of Myanmar by the military. Canada’s measures are in direct response to deteriorating armed conflict, in particular the increased use of aerial episodes against civilians, in contravention of international humanitarian regulation. They also respond to deeply regarding reports of serious infractions of international human rights law by the military program. On the eve of the second anniversary of the coup d’état by the Myanmar military, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of International Affairs, today announced extra sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations against six individuals and a new prohibition on the export, purchase, supply or shipment associated with aviation fuel to the Myanmar military regime. January 31, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada On the second anniversary of the Myanmar coup, Europe reiterates continued support for the people of Myanmar and their aspirations for an inclusive and democratic society, as well as for the range of pro-democracy actors advancing a peaceful go back to a democratic, peaceful plus inclusive Myanmar.